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YouTube stars urged to stop using counterfeit make-up


The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit has called on YouTube stars to stop using fake make-up in online tutorials, to mark World Anti-Counterfeiting Day.

Kanye West and Kid Cudi cite fair use in copyright suit


American rappers Kanye West and Kid Cudi have claimed that their use of a sample was protected by the doctrine of fair use, after they were accused of copyright infringement.

Canadian parliamentary committee warns against site-blocking


A sub-committee of the Canadian House of Commons, the lower chamber of the country’s parliament, has rejected calls from industry groups to recommend a site-blocking regime and limit safe-harbour provisions for internet service providers in order to combat online piracy.

Adidas seeks shut down of counterfeit sites

Germany, US31-05-2019

German sportswear manufacturer Adidas and its subsidiary Reebok have taken legal action against numerous domain names over the sale of counterfeit goods.

Music piracy driven by 17m stream-rippers in 2018: report


There were 17 million stream-rippers in the US during 2018, up two million from 15 million in 2017, according to a new study by market research and industry analysis firm MusicWatch.

Time settles dispute over embedded Tom Brady photo


A photographer has settled a copyright infringement dispute with news outlet Time Inc. over a photo of National Football League star Tom Brady.

PIPCU warns of illegal streaming risks ahead of UEFA Champions League


The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit has warned sports fans to use legitimate sources to watch the final of the UEFA Champions League, an annual football competition contested by European clubs.

Poland challenges EU Copyright Directive

EU, Poland29-05-2019

Poland has submitted an official complaint to the Court of Justice of the European Union over the recently-approved European Copyright Directive.

One in four stream live TV programmes illegally in France: report


Nearly a quarter of French internet users are illegally accessing live TV programmes, according to a report from anti-piracy agency Hadopi.

Estate of ‘Over the Rainbow’ composer sues tech companies


The estate of composer Harold Arlen, who penned songs such as ‘Over The Rainbow’ and ‘Get Happy’, is suing a number of technology companies including Apple, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft for copyright infringement.

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