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US indicts five for running alleged piracy operation


A US federal grand jury has indicted five men, based in four countries, who allegedly distributed stolen digital versions of numerous films and TV online before their official release date.

Thicke and Williams ordered to pay $5m to Marvin Gaye’s family


A US court has ordered Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to pay Marvin Gaye’s family $5 million because their song “Blurred Lines” infringed the copyright of one of Gaye’s songs, “Got to Give It Up”.

Virgin and Capitol claim copyright appeal win against ReDigi


Digital resale website ReDigi has lost its appeal in a copyright dispute with Capitol Records and Virgin Records.

German courts cannot apply ancillary copyright law, says AG in Google case

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Germany’s new copyright provisions cannot be applied by the courts as Germany did not notify the European Commission of the legislation’s introduction, according to an advocate general of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Nintendo targets Switch and NES Classic modifiers


Nintendo has filed a copyright and trademark infringement suit against an individual as well as John Does for allegedly illegally modifying its consoles.

Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes banned from YouTube


The YouTube account of Vice co-founder and Proud Boys creator Gavin McInnes has been banned from the platform for copyright infringement.

EU report: 63% of counterfeit customs seizures are small parcels


A report published today revealed that 63% of all EU customs seizures of counterfeit and pirated goods are of small parcels sent through postal or courier services.

AG spells out rules on phonogram sampling in Kraftwerk case


Using electronic equipment to sample a phonogram and incorporate that sequence into new material without permission constitutes IP infringement, an advocate general of the Court of Justice of the European Union said today.

Chinese court to accept blockchain evidence from online writers


A court in China will begin accepting blockchain records from writers seeking to prove that they have copyright protection for their online material.

Anish Kapoor scoops victory in NRA copyright dispute


British sculptor Anish Kapoor has said he is “pleased to declare victory” over the US National Rifle Association in a copyright dispute centring on one of his works.

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