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Posted in Copyright Alastair ShawPenny Thornton

UK Supreme Court holds rights-holders should bear the costs of web-blocking injunctions

The Supreme Court handed down its much anticipated judgment in Cartier International AG v British Telecommunications Plc today. The Judges held unanimously that rights-holders should bear the costs of implementing website-blocking injunctions. In doing so, the Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeal majority judgment. Although the case concerned blocking sites selling counterfeits, the judgment is not limited to online … Continue Reading

Posted in Copyright, e-commerce, Internet, Policy & Regulation Christine GateauPauline Faron

Fight against online counterfeiting: French Minister for Culture and Communication wants providers of hosting services to get more involved

In August 2012, the French Government asked Mr Pierre Lescure to draft a report on digital contents and cultural policy in the digital age. The Report, which was submitted on 13 May 2013, identifies the issues created by the digital economy in every field of creation (music, cinema, literature, photography, media etc.), and details 80 proposals (http://www.culturecommunication.gouv.fr/var/culture/storage/culture_mag/rapport_lescure/index.htm#/). With … Continue Reading

Posted in Copyright, Entertainment & Content, Internet Mark Taylor

UK launches new police unit to tackle online piracy and counterfeits

The UK Government has announced the launch of a new police unit aimed at targeting intellectual property crime. In particular, the unit will be focused on tackling online piracy and other forms of intellectual property crime such as counterfeit goods.

The intention to set up the unit was originally announced last December. This more recent announcement confirms:

  • details of the
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