Cigarette and tobacco company Philip Morris filed the most Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy cases in 2018, according to statistics released Friday, March 15, by the World Intellectual Property Office.
David Kaye, the United Nation’s special rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, has taken aim at the EU’s proposed copyright directive.
The EU’s 2018 General Data Protection Regulation has had a significant impact on preventing online brand piracy, a software company has claimed.
Google, Spotify, Amazon and Pandora have appealed against a decision by the US Copyright Royalty Board, which would increase royalty rates paid to songwriters by 44%.
An advertising watchdog has filed a complaint against social media influencers who allegedly failed to “clearly and conspicuously” disclose their relationships with brands when promoting products and services.
Kanye West has asked a court to free him of a contract with his music publisher EMI, which he has been in since 2003.
The Indian government has proposed new measures to tackle counterfeiting and online piracy.
Google’s senior vice president of global affairs has weighed in on the European Union’s copyright directive, describing it as “one step forward, two steps back” for Europe’s creative economy.
A German federal commissioner has warned that article 13 of the recently agreed European copyright directive could create an “oligopoly consisting of a few vendors”.
Spotify has launched its music streaming service in India despite a legal challenge from Warner/Chappell Music accusing it of copyright infringement.