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Zavvi error highlights importance of brand control


A blunder which saw UK e-commerce site Zavvi mistakenly inform its subscribers that they had won tickets to the upcoming UEFA Champions League final could raise questions for brand owners organising similar competitions in the future.

Getty sues online magazine for copyright infringement


Image licensing company Getty Images has filed a copyright infringement suit against online magazine, Her Campus, which targets female college students.

DoJ charges three for operating illegal dark web marketplace

Germany, Netherlands, US08-05-2019

Law enforcement in the US, Germany and the Netherlands have charged three Germans with operating one of the world’s largest dark web marketplaces, following a two-year investigation.

Instagram fake beauty products rise ahead of Mother’s Day: report


There is a 40% increase in fake beauty products detected on Instagram in the US in the weeks leading up the Mother’s Day, a new report has found.

Brands not doing enough to protect online domains: MarkMonitor


Nearly a quarter of brands have had their online domains targeted by cyber criminals, according to a new report from online brand protection company MarkMonitor.

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.

Huge growth in Instagram accounts selling fakes: report

China, US25-04-2019

There has been a 160% growth in the number of accounts selling counterfeit goods on Instagram since 2016, a new report suggests.

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