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Academics oppose Japan’s proposal to make all pirate downloads illegal


A group of academics, lawyers and IP experts have issued an “emergency statement”, urging Japan’s government to reconsider its new copyright protection proposals.

Street artists sue Aldo over Instagram posts


Three street artists are suing Canadian footwear company Aldo for copyright and trademark infringement over the use of their work in promotional photos.

Nutramax warns against counterfeit supplements sold on Amazon


A company which develops nutritional supplements has issued a warning that a counterfeit version of one of its products is being sold on Amazon.

Film studios accuse Omniverse of ‘recruiting’ TV pirates


Film and TV studios have sued Omniverse One World Television and its owner Jason DeMeo, alleging that they are infringing copyright by offering pirated TV for streaming.

Asian Football Confederation recruits experts to protect IP


The Asian Football Confederation has started recruiting IP experts in a bid to tackle pirate TV channel beoutQ and other pirate broadcasters.

Miley Cyrus copyright suit should move forward, judge says


Miley Cyrus has been unsuccessful in her bid to dismiss a copyright infringement suit concerning her 2013 song “We Can’t Stop”.

‘No one can own a dance move’: Fortnite creator


Epic Games, creator of popular video game Fortnite, has hit back at claims that it stole rapper 2 Milly’s signature ‘Milly Rock’ dance, arguing that “no one can own a dance move”.

Europe-wide initiative to tackle ads on pirate sites launches


The Trustworthy Accountability Group, an advertising industry organisation that boasts Google, Facebook and Disney as members, has launched a new initiative aimed at protecting European brands.

PIPCU warns of dangerous chemicals in counterfeit Valentine’s gifts


The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit of the City of London police has warned shoppers of the dangers of counterfeit goods ahead of Valentine’s Day.

CCIA criticises “unworkable” EU copyright directive


“Foreign countries are increasingly prone to imposing onerous IP regulations aimed at US internet companies”, according to the Computer & Communications Industry Association.

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