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Tackling infringing content online: the latest development in EU policy

On 28 September, the European Commission released a Communication on tackling illegal online content, under the heading “Towards an enhanced responsibility of platforms”.  The communication sets out (non-legally-binding) guidelines for online platforms to move to “step up the fight” against illegal online content.  Tackling infringing content online is a well-recognised problem for the owners of … Continue Reading

“Share and share alike”: UK IPO publishes report on the challenges of social media and online IP infringement

On 4 September 2017, the UK Intellectual Property Office published an independent report examining the role social media plays in the sale and movement of counterfeit goods (full report available here). The objectives of the report The objectives of the research were to: assess the role that social media plays in the sale and distribution … Continue Reading

Kodi Boxes and Apps Targeted by Premier League in Efforts to Reduce Illegal Streaming

A high court decision in March granting the Football Association Premier League (“FAPL”) an injunction has marked the latest stand by the Premier League against illegal streaming of matches in the UK. The judgment is both a response to, and made possible by, technological advances and allows for real time blocking of streams accessed via … Continue Reading

Football club badges: the legal implications of misuse

In January 2017, the Italian football club Juventus unveiled a new club crest.  The familiar silhouette of a charging bull against the fabled black and white stripes will now be replaced by a black and white letter J in the shape of a shield.  Speaking about the new crest, Juventus’ club president, Andrea Agnelli, stated … Continue Reading

Pubs, football, and satellite decoder cards: the latest instalment

The Court of Appeal has recently handed down judgment in the latest in a line of cases relating to the showing of Premier League football matches in UK pubs using foreign satellite decoder cards. The Court of Appeal found in favour of the Premier League, confirming that unauthorised use of a decoder card licensed for … Continue Reading

Commission announces latest development in Digital Single Market strategy

On the back of Jean-Claude Juncker’s annual “State of the Union” address this morning, the European Commission has unveiled the latest in a number of developments in the Digital Single Market initiative.  The Digital Single Market (“DSM”) strategy is essentially Europe’s answer to the developing nature of technology, increased connectivity, and consumers’ expectations that they … Continue Reading
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