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Philip Morris top UDRP filer as cybersquatting claims hit record high


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.

UN human rights expert criticises EU copyright directive


David Kaye, the United Nation’s special rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, has taken aim at the EU’s proposed copyright directive.

GDPR inhibits IP enforcement: MarkMonitor


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 and Amazon to appeal against copyright royalty decision


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%.

Ad watchdog urges FTC to sanction ‘deceptive’ influencers


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 asks court to free him from ‘unjust’ EMI contract


Kanye West has asked a court to free him of a contract with his music publisher EMI, which he has been in since 2003.

India set to crack down on counterfeits and piracy


The Indian government has proposed new measures to tackle counterfeiting and online piracy.

Google SVP urges policy makers to amend EU copyright directive


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.

Copyright directive a data protection hazard: data commissioner

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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 launches in India despite WMG copyright challenge


Spotify has launched its music streaming service in India despite a legal challenge from Warner/Chappell Music accusing it of copyright infringement.

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