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‘Peppa Pig’ owners sue over counterfeit merchandise

China, US18-04-2019

The owners of popular children's TV show “Peppa Pig” have sued a number of Chinese enterprises over counterfeit merchandise related to the show.

Upload filters are ‘likely’ under Copyright Directive: Germany

EU, Germany17-04-2019

Following the adoption of the EU Copyright Directive, Germany has claimed that controversial online upload filters are likely to be required and can only be prevented “as far as possible”.

Film studios urge FTC to address restricted access to WHOIS tool


The Motion Picture Association of America has urged the US Federal Trade Commission to address the “diminished access” to information, which it said is vital to combating illegal conduct online.

Indian court issues ‘dynamic injunction’ against pirate mirror sites


The High Court of Delhi has asserted its right to issue so-called “dynamic injunctions” aimed at tackling mirrors, or redirect sites, of known pirate websites and recommended fines be levied on users who know they are accessing infringing content.

The Beatles music company challenges counterfeiters in court


Apple Corps, a music company founded by members of The Beatles, has taken unnamed counterfeiters to court over the online sale of fake goods.

Dutch Supreme Court refers piracy questions to CJEU

EU, Netherlands10-04-2019

A dispute between Netherlands-based anti-piracy organisation BREIN and Usenet provider News-Service Europe has been referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Coder busted over GTA cheat codes


A US district court has granted video game developer Take-Two Interactive's request for a permanent injunction against a coder who profited by creating cheats for the “Grand Theft Auto” series.

‘Acid rain’ of online piracy dissolving copyright: Philip Pullman


“The law of copyright is one of the bastions of civilized living, but the acid rain of online piracy is slowly dissolving something we thought was set in stone,” according to author Philip Pullman.

Trump signs memo to stem online sale of fake goods


US President Donald Trump has signed a memorandum aimed at cracking down on the online sale of pirated and counterfeit goods.

Alibaba Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance seizes $536m of fakes in 2018

China, UK, US03-04-2019

Alibaba’s Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance shut down 524 manufacturing and distribution locations in 2018, the conglomerate has said.

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