Tech enthusiast jailed for selling pirated blockbuster films – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted March 9th, 2020 in artistic works, fraud, imprisonment, internet, news, piracy, sentencing by tracey

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Crown Prosecution Service, 7th March 2020


The High Costs of Failure: Pursue the Claim at Your Peril! – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted January 16th, 2020 in costs, indemnities, insurance, news, piracy, ships by sally

‘The First Claimant (“the Owner”) owned a marine vessel damaged by fire at sea. It brought an insurance claim against the Defendants (“the Underwriters”). The Second Claimant, the mortgagee of the vessel (“the Bank”), claimed an indemnity against the Underwriters pursuant to an insurance policy for the constructive total loss of the vessel by piracy.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 8th January 2020


Case Comment: Mitsui & Co Ltd & Ors v Beteiligungsgesellschaft LPG Tankerflotte MBH & Co KG & Anor [2017] UKSC 68 – UKSC Blog

Posted September 6th, 2018 in costs, expenses, news, piracy, shipping law, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The Supreme Court heard the case of Mitsui & Co Ltd & Ors v Beteiligungsgesellschaft LPG Tankerflotte MBH & Co KG & Anor [2017] UKSC 68 in which it considered whether the expenses occurred by a vessel during a negotiating period with pirates are allowable under Rule F, which covers additional expenses, of the York-Antwerp Rules 1974. This is the first time the English Courts have considered the meaning and application of Rule F.’

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UKSC Blog, 3rd September 2018


Digital pirates – on a sinking ship? – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 19th, 2017 in copyright, EC law, international courts, internet, judgments, news, piracy by sally

‘On 14 June 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its long-awaited judgment in Stichting Brein v Ziggo BV (C-610/15), concerning the activities of controversial file-sharing platform The Pirate Bay (TPB).’

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Law Society's Gazette, 17th July 2017


Ground-breaking code of practice to tackle pirate websites – Technology Law Update

Posted February 22nd, 2017 in codes of practice, computer crime, copyright, internet, news, piracy by sally

‘A ground-breaking new initiative targeting online piracy brings together the creative industries and leading search engines under a voluntary code of practice to tackle copyright infringing sites. The deal, brokered by the UK Intellectual Property Office, with the support of Ofcom and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, will involve collaborative work to demote search results that link to illegal sites. There will be ongoing technical consultation and information sharing to improve the process and adapt to change.’

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Technology Law Update, 21st February 2017


Ofcom anti-piracy code delayed until 2015 –

“Internet users who are suspected of illegally downloading copyrighted material will not be sent warning letters about their behaviour until the second half of 2015 at the earliest, the Government has confirmed.”

Full story, 10th June 2013


Masefield AG v Amlin Corporate Member Ltd (The Bunga Melati Dua) – WLR Daily

Posted January 28th, 2011 in insurance, law reports, piracy, shipping law by sally

Masefield AG v Amlin Corporate Member Ltd (The Bunga Melati Dua) [2011] EWCA Civ 24; [2011] WLR (D) 23

“A cargo seized by pirates and subsequently recovered after being ransomed by the shipowner was not ‘irretrievably lost’ within the terms of section 57(1) of the Marine Insurance Act 1906, even though some might regard the payment of a ransom as morally objectionable and it was something the owner was not required to do.”

WLR Daily, 27th January 2011


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