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MPAA wins copyright infringement case

Written by Jessie Hamill-Stewart on 22 August 2017

Motion Picture Association of America has just had a copyright victory against Chinese video platform, Xunlei, and it was a long time coming.
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Hate Crime offenders just as bad online as offline

Written by Jessie Hamill-Stewart on 21 August 2017

A hate crime is an offence motivated by ‘hostility and prejudice’ including racism, sexism and homophobia. Recently, there have been calls to make sure offenders committing hate crimes receive the same charge, for both offline and online offences.
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To whom do the lights belong?

Written by Jessie Hamill-Stewart on 21 August 2017

A conflict has erupted between actor Brad Pitt and French artist Odile Soudant over lights, designed and implemented by Soudant, which run through Brad Pitt’s Chateau Miraval in South of France.
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Kit Kat needs Breakout from Atari Trouble

Written by Jessie Hamill-Stewart on 21 August 2017

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak’s Atari, the company behind popular video games for a number of generations, is suing Nestle for copying their game, Breakout, in their Kit Kat advert.
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Trump loses 6 year fight over itrump

Written by Michael Coyle on 18 August 2017

More bad news for President Trump. Armed with nothing but himself Tom Scharfeld prevailed after a six-year legal fight against Donald Trump. Trump on the other hand was armed with a team of lawyers that would make Mr Burns proud.
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Copycat Cookbook

Written by Jessie Hamill-Stewart on 15 August 2017

District Judge Brian M. Cogan from Eastern District of New York has dismissed author, Plaintiff’s, claim of copyright infringement of his book.
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