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Copyright claims honoured by Twitter

Written by Ellis Sweetenham on 28 July 2015

Twitter have issued a number of takedown requests in relation to tweets for which they have received a number of complaints citing copyright infringement of a previous tweet.
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Viscopy v Sotheby's

Written by Thomas Mould on 28 July 2015

Viscopy, the Australian copyright collection agency has begun court proceedings after Sotheby's published images of works of art for sale in their auction catalogues and online without the permission of the artist.
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Guardian quotes Lawdit

Written by Michael Coyle on 16 July 2015

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jul/15/sky-broadband-customers-targeted-allegedly-pirating-robert-redford-film The guardian's David Pegg contacted our Solicitor Advocate and copyright specialist Michael Coyle to obtain a quote on the trolling racket
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Band or Brand?

Written by Thomas Mould on 16 July 2015

Intellectual Property – Band Name or Brand Name? Most artists and bands are aware that it isn’t just their musical prowess that sells but also merchandise linked to the band. Most artists now take steps to register their trade marks.
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TYCK LLC, Trolls and a letter of Claim

Written by Michael Coyle on 11 July 2015

Letters have been received from TYCK a US company who earlier this year obtained via a Court Order the personal data relating to Sky. The data it is claimed relates to thousands of IP addresses. The court order ordered SKY to then disclose the names and addresses of these people to TYCK. The latter then writes to the individual ie the person responsible to pay the bill accusing them of copyright infringment.
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"They may take our lives but they'll never take my picture!!"

Written by Michael Coyle on 11 July 2015

Ok so the above quote is not an accurate quote from Mel Gibson's Bravehear romp. But Roy Keane the United warrior and all round hero is suing Paddy Power of the use of an his image on an ad campaign. http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2015/jul/10/roy-keane-sues-paddy-power-over-braveheart-poster-image#img-1
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