Vatican files ‘unique copyright’ on the Pope
The Vatican has announced that it has awarded itself a 'unique copyright' on the Pope's name, coat of arms, and any other symbol or logo associated with him.
December 22, 2009
Leaked UK gov’t documents propose copyright changes without debate
Leaked documents, reportedly from a source close to the Labour government, suggest that the Secretary of State will be given power to make legislation passed without debate to amend the Copyright, Designs and Patents act.
November 20, 2009
Verizon to send out notifications for RIAA
US internet service provider Verizon has had a notoriously rocky relationship with copyright owners, the ISP refusing to act as internet policeman to the point whereby rightsowners either have to take it to court or negotiate...
November 16, 2009
German government planning new copyright law
The new coalition government in Germany has announced plans to rejig its copyright laws, with the aim of achieving "a high level of protection and an effective assertion of the copyright law".
October 28, 2009
Industry execs call for three strikes legislation in the UK
EMI Music CEO Elio Leoni-Sceti and Vivendi CEO Jean-Bernard Levy have both called for graduated response legislation in the UK, while speaking at the C&binet Forum conference yesterday.
October 28, 2009
Pirate Bay appeal delayed due to… an appeal
The appeal of the four defendants in the Pirate Bay trial is likely to be delayed, due to a separate appeal concerning two of the judges.
October 19, 2009
Consumer Focus wants copyright licensing reform to fight piracy
UK consumer watchdog Consumer Focus has joined the debate around illegal file-sharing with the slightly puzzling claim that copyright licensing reform is the secret ingredient.
October 2, 2009
IFPI’s Banks promoted to director of anti-piracy
Jeremy Banks has been promoted to the new position of director of anti-piracy at the IFPI.
September 29, 2009
ISP BT hits back at UK government’s anti-piracy plans
BT, the UK's largest ISP, has come out strongly against any plans to make ISPs police file-sharing. John Petter, boss of the company's consumer division, claims the costs for ISPs could be £1 million a day, and has some...
September 23, 2009
File-sharer Joel Tenenbaum found guilty and fined $675,000
A federal jury has found defendant Joel Tenenbaum guilty of wilfully infringing copyrights, and ordered him to pay $675,000, which works out at $22,500 per song cited in the case.
August 3, 2009
Donald Duck hearts The Pirate Bay!
There's a hoo-ha kicking off in Sweden, after an edition of the official Donald Duck comic showed him illegally copying music, before realising the error of his ways.
July 29, 2009
Fair use defence slapped down as Tenenbaum P2P trial kicks off
The latest high-profile file-sharing trial in the US is underway, with defendant Joel Tenenbaum receiving an early setback when the judge in the case ruled that his proposed ''fair use'' defence would not be allowed.
July 28, 2009