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WIPO celebrates 20 years of UDRP; votes against reform

EU28-10-2019Saman Javed

The World Intellectual Property Organization celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy with a conference at its headquarters last week.

Record labels share fears over counterfeit vinyls: reports

US28-10-2019Rory O'Neill

Record companies, particularly independent labels, are increasingly having to face the problem of counterfeit vinyls being sold online, according to reports.

Justin Bieber settles with photographer over Instagram post

US25-10-2019Saman Javed

Justin Bieber has settled with a photographer who claimed the singer had infringed his copyright by posting a paparazzi picture of himself to his Instagram.

Sports memorabilia site slams NBA takedown campaign

US23-10-2019Rory O'Neill

A sports memorabilia website has sued for a declaration that it has not infringed the National Basketball Association’s trademarks after its listings were removed from e-commerce sites including eBay.

China bans all content from PewDiePie and ‘takes’ his copyright

China22-10-2019Saman Javed

Popular YouTuber PewDiePie’s content has been banned in China after he reacted to a meme which compared the country’s leader to Winnie the Pooh.

Music publishers call for congressional TikTok probe

US22-10-2019Rory O'Neill

The US National Music Publishers Association has called for greater scrutiny of Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok amid concerns over copyright infringement.

60% of Google search results lead shoppers to counterfeits: Incorpro

21-10-2019Saman Javed

Up to two-thirds of results returned by search engines, such as Google, lead consumers to websites that sell fake or possibly dangerous goods, according to a new report.

Lizzo hit with further plagiarism claims over 'Truth Hurts'

US16-10-2019Saman Javed

US singer Lizzo is facing allegations of not fairly compensating the writers behind her hit song “Truth Hurts”, in which she sings “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that bitch”.

NBA, MLB and NHL target online counterfeiters

US16-10-2019Saman Javed

Several sports organisations have filed a joint lawsuit against suspected online counterfeiters allegedly based in China.

Amazon delists Tablo DVRs over ‘copyright infringement’

Canada16-10-2019Rory O'Neill

Amazon has removed nearly all listings for Tablo digital video recorder (DVR) devices from its site on the grounds of copyright infringement, according to reports.

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