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GS Media: where are we now?


The judgment of the CJEU in GS Media in September 2016 caused a significant debate among those with an interest in copyright law and had wide-ranging consequences for virtually all website operators (whether they know it or not). William Smith of Bird & Bird reports.

Broadcasting with caution

UK08-11-2017Carissa Kendall-Windless

UK football authorities and broadcasters are increasingly teaming up to prosecute illegal broadcasters, as Carissa Kendall-Windless of EIP explains.

Event preview: Anti-Piracy and Content Protection Summit

US23-06-2017Gregg Housh

Looking forward to the Anti-Piracy and Content Protection Summit in Los Angeles from June 26 to 28, Gregg Housh discusses the main issues to be covered, including strategies for fighting content infringement online.

Online copyright: where are we after GS Media and Filmspeler?

EU11-01-2017Maarten Rijks and Adam Rendle

The boundaries of what is possible with other people’s content have become clearer from the Court of Justice of the European Union in GS Media and from the court’s Advocate General’s opinion in Filmspeler, according to Maarten Rijks and Adam Rendle of Taylor Wessing.

Teaching respect for IP

UK31-08-2016Eddy Leviten

The Alliance for Intellectual Property seeks to increase the market for legitimate content while reducing the availability of illegal content and access, as its director general, Eddy Leviten, tells TBO.

Keeping the internet functioning

EU29-06-2016Adam Rendle and Emma Sagir

The implications of the role of hyperlinkers in the communication of protected works are becoming clearer in Europe, say Adam Rendle and Emma Sagir of Taylor Wessing.

Online brand protection war stories: a roundup from INTA 2016


The International Trademark Association’s 2016 annual meeting in Orlando in May included plenty of sessions covering online IP issues. Here we provide a rundown of five of the most interesting topics.

Man in the middle: assessing the job for ICANN’s new chief

International27-04-2016Greg Shatan

Göran Marby has been chosen to succeed Fadi Chehadé as the new chief executive of ICANN. Greg Shatan, president of ICANN’s IP Constituency, tells us what Marby can expect.

Copyright and hyperlinking: confusion reigns in the EU


The Court of Justice of the European Union is set to rule on another case concerning copyright infringement and hyperlinking, and lawyers hope it can clear up the current confusion. TBO reports.

All together now: ‘block’

International06-04-2016Marc Rachman and Michael Silver

Retail trade associations haven’t yet followed their media brethren into the website blocking game to fight counterfeiters. Marc Rachman and Michael Silver of Davis & Gilbert discuss the reasons.

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