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Film makers endorse EU copyright directive


Film directors and screenwriters have urged the European Parliament to pass the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, which is due to be discussed next week.

China raises anti-counterfeiting pressure on e-commerce platforms


China has introduced legislation that will hold e-commerce platforms, such as Alibaba and Pinduoduo, jointly responsible for counterfeit goods sold by third parties on their site.

IP address not enough to sue for piracy, says Ninth Circuit


Presenting an IP address linked to alleged copyright infringement is not enough to sue the registered subscriber, according to a recent ruling from the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Amazon’s Twitch called out over pirate streams of YouTube fight

International, UK29-08-2018

Amazon-owned streaming service Twitch has been criticised for allegedly hosting pirated streams of a boxing match between two YouTube stars.

BMG secures ‘substantial settlement’ from Cox in piracy suit


Music licensing body BMG Rights Management has won a “substantial settlement” from Cox Communications, an internet service provider (ISP), bringing a four-year piracy dispute to an end.

WIPO issues UDRP guidelines in light of GDPR


The World Intellectual Property Organization has updated its FAQ page on the impact that the EU General Data Protection Regulation will have on the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.

ICANN seeks feedback on unified access model


ICANN has asked for feedback on its proposal for a possible unified access model to the Whois system, in an effort to engage with data protection authorities and be compliant with the newly implemented General Data Protection Regulation in the EU.

ICANN seeks comments on Donuts DPML request


ICANN has invited public comments on a request by domain name registry Donuts to amend its Domains Protected Marks List, a tool used to block trademarked terms.

Adobe hits Florida man with software suit


Adobe Systems has accused a Florida man of “piratical” conduct after he “systematically” infringed the trademarks and copyright associated with the company’s computer software.

USPTO launches counterfeits competition


The US Patent and Trademark Office has launched a new competition to combat counterfeiting, centring on consumer education and deterrence.

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