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YouTube calls on creators to lobby against article 17

EU, US03-05-2019

YouTube has called on creators to lobby the national governments of EU member states in order to mitigate what it sees as the worst components of the recently passed EU Copyright Directive.

China launches ‘strict’ operation against copyright infringers


Four government agencies in China have jointly-launched a new campaign targeting copyright infringement on the internet.

Lawyers behind ‘sham’ copyright suits to be sentenced


The US district attorney prosecuting the lawyers behind a so-called ‘honeypot’ copyright infringement scam has appealed to victims to apply for restitution.

Spotify in Indian licensing dispute


Spotify’s Indian launch has faced further legal issues as it this week agreed to remove a local record label’s catalogue from its streaming platform.

‘Lady Marmalade’ writer sues Sony for copyright infringement


The co-songwriter of “Lady Marmalade” has filed a $20 million lawsuit against Sony/ATV Music Publishing for copyright infringement and unpaid royalties.

Photographer sues Clorox over cat portraits


Photographer Jill Greenberg is suing advertising agency Dentsu McGarry Bowen and consumer products manufacturer the Clorox Company for copyright infringement after they allegedly misused licensed portraits of cats on glass.

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.

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.

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