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Pubs watch out- the Premiership is about!

Written by Michael Coyle on 28 May 2016

It was reported as a victory for publications when the case known as the Football Association Premier League Ltd & others vs QC Leisure & Others, was referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ), and Mrs Murphy had her conviction quashed. There are now many devices available to circumvent right's holder's copyrights and they are getting heavy.
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The dying embers of the Fag trade

Written by Michael Coyle on 28 May 2016

The UK was cleared this week to make plain packaging compulsory on cigarettes, after the High Court rejected a legal challenge brought by the world's top four tobacco companies, Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International and Imperial Brands.
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Google and Fair Use

Written by Michael Coyle on 28 May 2016

Google successfully defended a claim brought by software firm Oracle, which claimed Google had infringed its copyright by using 11,500 lines of Java code in its Android operating system. The case lasted some 6 years.
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Justin Bieber in Copyright Infringement Dispute

Written by Fozia Cheychi on 27 May 2016

Justin Bieber and his producer Skillrex are at the centre of a copyright infringement dispute. The duo are reportedly being sued by American indie singer/songwriter Casey Dienel (aka White Hinderland) over allegations that the vocal loop from her ‘Ring The Bell (2014) was used without permission in Bieber’s hit single ‘Sorry’, and as such infringing the copyright of her song.
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Revenge porn - does the law need to change?

Written by Michael Coyle on 10 May 2016

The law of revenge porn in England and Wales covers the sharing of private, sexual materials, either photos or videos, of another person without their consent and with the purpose of causing embarrassment or distress.
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