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Google head of news asks EU to ‘fix’ copyright revisions

EU07-12-2018

Google’s head of news has called on policy makers to fix what he calls “unintended consequences” of the EU’s proposed revisions to its copyright law.

Sci-Hub and LibGen domains blocked in Russia following copyright ruling

Russia05-12-2018

Research databases Sci-Hub and Library of Genesis had seven of their domains blocked in Russia last week after the Moscow City Court found the sites to have infringed copyright law.

Fight for .amazon continues as talks break down

International04-12-2018

The dispute over the .amazon generic top-level domain has not been resolved as the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organisation and online retailer Amazon failed to reach an agreement.

Rolex calls time on unauthorised watch-tracking service

US03-12-2018

Luxury watchmaker Rolex has targeted an online watch-tracking service in a trademark complaint filed at the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Thursday, November 29.

Chanel calls out online counterfeiters in Florida suit

US29-11-2018

Luxury fashion brand Chanel has accused 33 unknown entities of trademark infringement and online counterfeiting in a complaint filed at the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Monday, November 26.

ICE helps to seize more than one million domain names

International, US28-11-2018

More than one million copyright-infringing domain names involved in distributing counterfeit items have been seized in the past year, according to a release shared by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday, November 26.

PIPCU issues tips to avoid fake electrical goods

UK27-11-2018

The City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has urged consumers to buy electrical products from reputable sellers, along with providing advice to help shoppers avoid fakes.

Group representing Twitter and Google criticises Australia’s copyright plans

Australia26-11-2018

An industry group which represents organisations such as Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo, and Google has told an Australian Senate committee that the country’s plans to expand website blocking laws are “unprecedented and unnecessary”.

US customs warns shoppers over Black Friday counterfeits

US23-11-2018

The US Customs and Border Protection has warned consumers that some deals online may be too good to be true as shoppers search for bargains on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Google hits out at Australia’s site-blocking plans

Australia21-11-2018

Australia’s plans to strengthen its website blocking laws have been criticised by Google in a submission to a Senate committee dated Monday, November 19.

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