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BeIN hails ‘massive’ IP win as Saudi Newcastle takeover fails

Qatar, Saudi Arabia31-07-2020Rory O'Neill

The failure of Saudi Arabia’s proposed takeover of Premier League club Newcastle United has been hailed as a “massive day for the protection of IP rights”.

Australia to make Facebook, Google pay for news in world first

Australia31-07-2020Muireann Bolger

Facebook and Google will have to pay Australian media outlets for news content in an unprecedented bid to protect independent journalism and copyright.

Internet Archive hits back at publishers’ copyright claims

30-07-2020Sarah Morgan

The Internet Archive has defended its online library project in a strong response to a suit filed by four major book publishers, denying allegations that it is engaged in “willful mass copyright infringement”. 

Google accused of ‘Austin Powers’ infringement

28-07-2020Copyright NewsMuireann Bolger

Google is facing a lawsuit from a German citizen for allegedly streaming movies including “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” without his permission.

Mexico’s ‘unsalvageable’ copyright law threatens democracy, warns EFF

Canada, Mexico27-07-2020Sarah Morgan

A collection of public interest organisations have claimed that Mexico’s new copyright regime is harming fundamental human rights and needs to be challenged. 

YouTube not liable for infringing videos, says CJEU adviser

16-07-2020Rory O'Neill

Platforms like YouTube and Cyando are not directly liable for infringing content uploaded by their users, an adviser to the EU’s top court has said.

Amazon facing ‘Spellbound’ Prime copyright suit

16-07-2020Rory O'Neill

A film copyright holding company is suing Amazon for allegedly streaming a 2002 spelling bee documentary on Prime Video without permission.

Saudi anti-piracy pledge questioned after beIN ban

Saudi Arabia15-07-2020Rory O'Neill

Saudi Arabia has revoked exclusive Premier League licensee beIN Media’s broadcasting permissions, leaving viewers in the Kingdom with no legal means of watching several global sports competitions.

YouTube not obligated to release infringers’ details: CJEU

EU10-07-2020Rory O'Neill

EU law does not require authorities to order YouTube to hand over the email and IP addresses of copyright infringers, the EU’s top court has ruled.

Disney battles ghost of ‘Pirates’ suit

08-07-2020Rory O'Neill

Disney is facing the potential revival of a copyright infringement suit accusing it of copying elements of the screenplay for the first “Pirates of the Caribbean” film.

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