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Amazon sues over ‘fake’ job ads

US25-06-2019

Amazon is suing unnamed defendants who it says are running a scam employment scheme online using the Seattle-based e-commerce company’s name and trademarks.

SCOTUS to rule on copyright protection for annotated legal texts

US25-06-2019

The US Supreme Court is to decide whether states can hold copyright protection on annotated codes of law, in the case Georgia v Public.Resource.Org.

‘Dramatic’ rise in digital piracy: US Chamber of Commerce

US24-06-2019

A new US Chamber of Commerce report has revealed a “dramatic” increase in digital video piracy, costing the US economy nearly $30 billion annually.

Skullcandy targets counterfeit earphones in TM suit

US21-06-2019

American headphone manufacturer Skullcandy has taken legal action against an online retailer which it says has been selling counterfeit versions of its products.

Texas court finds university did not take photographer’s copyright

US18-06-2019

A Texas court has ruled the University of Houston System, which comprises four constituent universities, did not take a photographer’s private property by using an image he owns on its website.

Lawyer behind pornography scam sentenced to 14 years

US17-06-2019

One of the attorneys behind a $3 million copyright infringement scheme involving pornographic films has been sentenced to 14 years in prison, the US Department of Justice has announced.

UFC sues New York bar over Nurmagomedov-McGregor broadcast

US17-06-2019

Mixed martial arts promoter the Ultimate Fighting Championship is suing a New York bar and its proprietor for copyright infringement, alleging that the bar broadcast an October 2016 event without a licence.

La Liga fined €250,000 for breach of GDPR

Spain14-06-2019

The Spanish Data Protection Agency has hit the organisers of Spain’s top football division La Liga with a €250,000 fine for breaching EU data protection law when monitoring online piracy.

Village Roadshow wins court order against piracy websites

US14-06-2019

Australian media and entertainment corporation, the Village Roadshow Entertainment Group, has won a court order to block 76 piracy websites owned and operated by 51 entities.

Delhi Court bans 249 companies from broadcasting Cricket World Cup

12-06-2019

An Indian court has issued an injunction which will stop 249 entities from broadcasting or streaming any audio or radio coverage of the current ICC Cricket World Cup.

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