Passing off – Fenty v Topshop – NIPC Law

Posted September 10th, 2013 in intellectual property, misrepresentation, news, photography, sale of goods by tracey

“Mr. Justice Birss summarized the issues in Fenty and Others v Arcadia Group Brands Ltd (t/a Topshop) and Another [2013] EWHC 2310 (Ch), [2013] WLR(D) 310 admirably in paragraph [1] of his judgment in that case: ‘Topshop is a well known fashion retailer. Rihanna is a famous pop star. In March 2012 Topshop started selling a t-shirt with an image of Rihanna on it. The image was a photograph taken by an independent photographer. Topshop had a licence from the photographer but no licence from Rihanna. Rihanna contends that the sale of this t-shirt without her permission infringes her rights. Topshop does not agree. This action is the result.’ ”

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NIPC Law,  10th September 2013

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Rihanna wins Topshop T-shirt court case – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2013 in intellectual property, misrepresentation, news, photography by sally

“Pop singer Rihanna has won a legal battle with clothing retailer Topshop over a T-shirt bearing her image.”

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BBC News, 31st July 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Pryce prison picture not an invasion of privacy, decides PCC – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2013 in complaints, harassment, media, news, photography, prisons, privacy by sally

“The Press Complaints Commission has rejected a complaint that the Daily Telegraph intruded on the privacy of Vicky Pryce by publishing a picture of her in prison. It further rejected a complaint that the publication amounted to harassment.”

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The Guardian, 19th July 2013

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Chris Huhne loses complaint against five newspapers over prison photos – The Guardian

Posted July 19th, 2013 in complaints, media, news, photography, privacy, public interest by sally

“The Press Complaints Commission has dismissed complaints from Liberal Democrat MP Chris Huhne and his partner Carina Trimingham levelled against five national newspapers over photographs of the pair at Leyhill prison.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2013

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Judge bars affair revenge naked pictures – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2013 in injunctions, news, photography, privacy by sally

“A married woman has won the backing of a High Court judge to stop naked photographs of her being distributed by the man with whom she was having an affair and by his furious girlfriend.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th May 2013

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Copyright owners to help set meaning of ‘diligent search’ in orphan works reforms, says IPO – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 7th, 2013 in copyright, intellectual property, licensing, news, photography by sally

“Photographers and other rights holders will help define what constitutes a ‘diligent search’ for the author of copyrighted material as part of reforms to rules on ‘orphan works’ licensing, Out-Law.com has learned.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th May 2013

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Stripping of ‘metadata’ from digital files will not automatically mean creative works become ‘orphans’, says IPO – OUT- LAW.com

Posted May 3rd, 2013 in copyright, intellectual property, internet, news, photography, reports by tracey

“The absence of ‘metadata’ from digital files will not automatically mean that
creative material would be ‘orphan works’, the Intellectual Property Office
(IPO) has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd May 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

Every picture tells a story – Hardwicke Chambers

“Jamie Clarke interviews expert clinical photographer and proprietor of Clinical Photography UK, Tim Zoltie on the use of photography in personal injury and clinical negligence claims.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 24th April 2013

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Ban on images of Jon Venables and Robert Thompson – Attorney General’s Office

Posted May 1st, 2013 in anonymity, injunctions, news, photography, suspended sentences by sally

“Before Jon Venables and Robert Thompson were released from custody, a court ruled that their identities should remain secret. The court granted an injunction which prevents the media or individuals from publishing images which claim to be of Venables and Thompson (whether or not it is them). The injunction is worldwide and applies equally to the internet, social media and mainstream media.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 30th April 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

Photographers’ anger at law change over ‘orphan works’ – BBC News

Posted May 1st, 2013 in copyright, internet, news, photography by sally

“Photography groups have reacted angrily to new legislation passed in Parliament over the use of copyrighted material when the owner cannot be contacted.”

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BBC News, 29th April 2013

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Court agrees Facebook and Twitter users breached injunction – Attorney General’s Office

Posted April 30th, 2013 in contempt of court, injunctions, internet, news, photography by sally

“Two men who published photographs on Twitter and Facebook said to show the killers of James Bulger have admitted being in contempt of court.”

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Attorney General’s Office,

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‘Bulger killers’ images’: Two jailed for contempt – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2013 in contempt of court, internet, news, photography, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

“Two men who published photographs on Twitter and Facebook said to show the
killers of James Bulger have been jailed for being in contempt of court.”

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BBC News, 26th April 2013

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Vicky Pryce prison photographs may have breached PCC code of conduct – The Guardian

Posted March 26th, 2013 in codes of practice, complaints, media, news, photography, prisons, privacy by sally

“The Press Complaints Commission (PCC) has begun an investigation into whether newspaper photographs showing Vicky Pryce serving her prison sentence might have breached its code of conduct.”

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Independent ordered to pay damages for Nazi war criminal error – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2013 in damages, media, news, photography, war crimes by sally

“A Croatian actor has accepted substantial undisclosed libel damages over an article in the Independent which wrongly identified him as a Nazi war criminal.”

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2013

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Google, Facebook and Twitter ordered to delete photos of James Bulger killers – The Guardian

Posted February 27th, 2013 in contempt of court, identification, injunctions, internet, media, news, photography, privacy by sally

“Google, Facebook and Twitter have been ordered by the police to remove photographs purporting to show one of James Bulger’s killers.”

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The Guardian, 26th February 2013

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Genital photo surgeon Erik Scholten has suspension lifted – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2013 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, medical ethics, news, photography by sally

“A plastic surgeon suspended for photographing a female patient’s genitalia on his phone without her consent has been allowed back to work.”

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BBC News, 12th February 2013

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Ned Rocknroll wins Sun photo ban – The Guardian

Posted January 8th, 2013 in media, news, photography, privacy by sally

“Kate Winslet’s husband, Ned Rocknroll, has won his high court bid to prevent the Sun from publishing ’embarrassing’ pictures of him partly naked at a fancy dress party.”

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The Guardian, 8th January 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Leveson: some of the key questions awaiting answers – The Guardian

“Lord Justice Leveson’s report is expected to cover much ground, and to set the stage for the next debate: what about the internet?”

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The Guardian, 28th November 2012

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David Walliams and Lara Stone fail in harassment claim against photographer – The Independent

Posted November 12th, 2012 in harassment, injunctions, news, photography by sally

“Actor David Walliams and his model wife Lara Stone have failed to bring a harassment claim against a freelance photographer.”

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The Independent, 12th November 2012

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Police launch mugshots database to catch criminals who move around the country – The Independent

Posted November 12th, 2012 in data protection, facial mapping, news, photography, police, recidivists by sally

“Detectives say face-matching technology is a ‘game changer’, but doubts remain on what data should be held.”

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The Independent, 12th November 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk