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UK: Tweaks to rules on sales promotions and competitions - The UK’s Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has introduced changes to the provisions of its advertising code which deal with the running of...more
One focus of the European Union’s Digital Agenda is to break down barriers to cross-border exploitation of intellectual property rights. Consistent with this goal, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has recently dismantled...more
Belgium: Even a world famous painter needs to respect copyright - It has been held that the well-known Belgian painter Luc Tuymans breached professional photographer Katrijn Van Giel's copyright through his...more
Please join Sheppard Mullin and Bird & Bird attorneys for cocktails and a discussion about the latest legal updates in digital media.
Topics covered will include:
- Net neutrality impact on digital media...more
We have written many times about attempts to use copyright law to do what defamation law can’t: take stuff down from the internet. Because Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (“CDA”) prevents a defamation plaintiff...more
TVC operates an internet-based live stream service, carrying a number of broadcasters’ channels. ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 issued proceedings against TVC in relation to the unauthorised transmission of both their public...more
Is it stealing to take data without permission from a public website, or is it simply making use of resources that are made available to you? “Web scraping” or “screen scraping” is the practice of extracting large amounts of...more
Your copyright is being infringed by an online company based outside the UK and you want to take action. Your first reaction may be to ask for local lawyer recommendations in the jurisdiction where the company is based, but...more
News aggregation services, particularly Google News, appear to be under attack in several European countries. Belgium, Germany, and most recently Spain have tried to limit Google’s ability to aggregate news from news media...more
In This Issue:
- Look Before You Click “Agree”: The Importance of Negotiating Your Company’s Software License Agreements
- Fraud in Virginia
- Common Myths about Copyright and the Internet
- Excerpt from...more
Myth: If it’s on the Internet, it’s in the public domain.
“Public domain” refers to works which are NOT protected by copyright law. There are only three ways in which something can be considered...more
There are many ways in which online trade in counterfeit goods can be tackled. Unfortunately, they are often ineffective and in many cases expensive. ...more
This Guide provides non-Canadians with an introduction to the laws and regulations that affect the conduct of business in Canada and, in particular, in the province of Ontario. In some cases, this Guide also identifies issues...more
District court finds that TVEyes’ media-monitoring service that continuously records vast amounts of television and radio content and allows subscribers to search transcripts and video clips of that content constitutes fair...more
If you are looking for answers to copyright questions, the Copyright Office’s newly issued 1,222-page “Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices” might seem like a good resource. The book, issued on August 19, 2014, to...more
“Web scraping” or “web harvesting”—the practice of extracting large amounts of data from publicly available websites using automated “bots” or “spiders”—accounted for 18% of site visitors and 23% of all Internet traffic in...more
So, how is copyright law doing as an online reputation management tool?
We have written many times recently about the use of copyright law to do what defamation law can’t: take stuff down from the internet. A...more
On 5 June 2014 the European Court of Justice (CJEU) published its decision in the “Meltwater” Case C-360/13, (Public Relations Consultations Association Ltd (PRCA) v Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd (NLA) and Others). In a...more
Last month, in American Broadcasting Companies Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., the Supreme Court ruled that Aereo’s service of streaming broadcast TV over the Internet violated copyrights in the streamed TV shows. Although this ruling...more
The recent rapid development of the Internet and other new modes of communication has raised significant questions about whether existing copyright laws adequately protect the rights of content creators.
On June 25,...more
Authors Guild, Inc. v. HathiTrust - USCA, Second Circuit, June 10, 2014:
Second Circuit rules that doctrine of “fair use” allows consortium of university libraries to create full-text searchable database of copyrighted...more
Whenever we view content on the Internet, our web browsers (Internet Explorer or Firefox, for most folks) make temporary copies of that content on our computers. Amongst the rights reserved by copyright holders is the right...more
Radio stations that stream over the Internet typically have to pay performance royalties to the copyright owners of the songs that are being broadcast over the Internet. Last month, a group of radio broadcasters in Virginia...more
CONSUMER AND DATA PROTECTION -
Italy: New rules on cookies and Internet profiling! - The Italian Data Protection Authority has issued its decision on the “simplified information notice and cookie consent”"....more
The Department of Commerce is holding a round table at Harvard Law School on June 25, 2014 to discuss the Internet Policy Task Force’s Green Paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity and Innovation in the Digital Economy,...more
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