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Taylor Swift calls for music industry reform amid copyright battle

13-12-2019Rory O'Neill

Taylor Swift is exercising her synchronisation licensing rights to block unauthorised use of her music amid an ongoing struggle for control of her work, the US pop star has said.

Ninth Circuit asked to weigh in on ‘The Shape of Water’ copyright suit

13-12-2019Rory O'Neill

The estate of the late US playwright Paul Zindel has urged the Ninth Circuit to revive a copyright infringement suit against the producers of 2017 Academy Award winner “The Shape of Water”.

Disney targets online store over mouse ears silhouette

10-12-2019Saman Javed

Disney has sued a US-based online retailer for selling merchandise which allegedly infringes several of the Mickey Mouse creator’s trademarks and copyrights.

‘Fortnite’ creator hits back at emote copyright claims

09-12-2019Rory O'Neill

The company behind "Fortnite" is suing a US comedian and actor, rebuffing his claims that the game infringed his copyright for a ‘dancing pumpkin man’ character.

TuneIn to appeal against English High Court’s hyperlink ruling

06-12-2019Rory O'Neil

US audio streaming service TuneIn is appealing against last month’s English High Court judgment which it says is “fundamentally bad for freedom of expression on the Internet and cultural diversity”.

Global piracy sting seizes 1m website domains

EU05-12-2019Saman Javed

A collaboration between government agencies worldwide has shuttered more than 1 million copyright-infringing website domains selling counterfeit goods this year.

Irish Patents Office rebrands as part of IP reforms

Ireland04-12-2019Rory O'Neill

Ireland’s IP office has rebranded as part of new reforms enacted this week.

Danish court rules artist’s painting cannot be cut up to make watches

Denmark03-12-2019Saman Javed

A Danish court has ruled an artist’s copyright in a painting, which he has sold, extends to pieces of the work that have been cut out for use in the manufacture of watches.

Facebook removes controversial Tory advert on copyright grounds

02-12-2019Saman Javed

Facebook has taken down a Conservative election advert that used BBC footage for infringing copyright after the public broadcaster complained that the material had been used out of context.

IP Australia welcomes ‘ground-breaking’ report on indigenous knowledge


IP Australia has published what it says is a “ground-breaking” report on methods for valuing the contribution of indigenous knowledge to the economy.

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