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  • CJEU clarifies copyright exhaustion in Microsoft case

    October 12, 2016

    The acquirer of a copy of a computer program may not provide their legitimate back-up copy to a new acquirer without the copyright holder's permission, the CJEU has ruled

  • The conflict between social media and copyright

    July 20, 2016

    Sharing is an inherent feature of social media. But, asks Alice Gatignol, is there any way this can be reconciled with established principles of copyright protection?

  • SCOTUS clarifies attorney’s fees in Kirtsaeng case

    June 21, 2016

    In its second ruling in the Wiley v Kirtsaeng dispute, the US Supreme Court has provided guidance to lower courts on the award of attorney’s fees in copyright cases

  • A new fair use analysis?

    October 27, 2015

    During a session on copyright, Brandon Butler of the American University Washington College of Law discussed the history and evolution of the fair use doctrine, including a look at the recent Google Books decision

  • Preview: copyright and trade marks at AIPLA Annual Meeting

    October 22, 2015

    Attendees will be a given a glimpse into the future with the trademark/copyright track titled “Welcome to a New World”

  • The seven disruptors that are changing IP practice

    August 26, 2015

    The IP legal market is changing. In-house counsel want more for less, technology is commoditising work processes and the partnership track is becoming less attractive to growing numbers of lawyers. Emma Barraclough considers the influences that are reshaping the market. Plus: those shaping the changes make their predictions for the future

  • Court quashes UK private copying exception

    July 21, 2015

    The UK government will have to review its decision to permit private copying for personal use after the High Court in London quashed the 2014 Copyright Regulations

  • Online copyright pirates face 10 years in prison under UK plans

    July 20, 2015

    The UK government has launched a consultation on increasing the maximum prison sentence for commercial-scale online copyright infringement from two to 10 years

  • YouTube threatened with big copyright action

    December 24, 2014

    Google settled one copyright dispute over videos on YouTube this year – with Viacom. Now it is facing another one from Global Music Rights

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