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Ninth Circuit overturns ruling on pre-1972 copyright


The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has said that making technical improvements to pre-1972 songs does not turn that content into new tunes that would be covered by post-1972 copyright law.

Venable counsel joins Dentons as partner

US21-08-2018Movers & Shakers

Dentons has added Bety Javidzad, previously a counsel at Venable, as a partner in the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice.

Victory for ‘Conan the Barbarian’ in copyright fight


The companies that own the rights to Robert E Howard’s works, including his famous “Conan the Barbarian” character, have obtained judgment against an individual who sculpted and sold character figurines in violation of copyright.

Saudi-based satellite company source of global piracy, claims Qatar's beIN

Middle East, Qatar, Saudi Arabia16-08-2018

Technical evidence has allegedly established “beyond any doubt” that a satellite operator headquartered in Saudi Arabia is responsible for distributing pirated content, including the recent English Premier League and French Ligue 1 football matches.

Disney suffers setback in party character dispute


Disney Enterprises has been knocked back in its copyright and trademark dispute with a company which offers themed characters for hire at events.

BBC asks Twitter and Microsoft to help identify ‘Doctor Who’ leak

UK, US10-08-2018

British broadcaster the BBC has asked US courts to subpoena Twitter and Microsoft in efforts to identify the source of recently-leaked “Doctor Who” footage.

CJEU gives copyright lesson in online image case


The Court of Justice of the European Union yesterday ruled that uploading a freely-accessible image found online onto a third-party website without the consent of the copyright owner is an act of infringement.

Duane Morris names managing partner in Silicon Valley

US08-08-2018Movers & Shakers

Duane Morris has named Manita Rawat as the managing partner of its Silicon Valley office.

Dubai targets social networks in counterfeiting crackdown

Dubai08-08-2018Trademarks + Brands Online News

The Dubai Department of Economic Development has this year shut down 4,879 social media accounts which were being used to sell counterfeit products.

Arista and Cisco settle long-running patent dispute

US07-08-2018Copyright News, Patent News

Arista Networks and Cisco Systems announced yesterday that they have reached a settlement in their long-running patent dispute with Arista paying Cisco $400 million.

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