La Liga fined €250,000 for breach of GDPR
The Spanish Data Protection Agency has hit the organisers of Spain’s top football division La Liga with a €250,000 fine for breaching EU data protection law when monitoring online piracy.
Village Roadshow wins court order against piracy websites
Australian media and entertainment corporation, the Village Roadshow Entertainment Group, has won a court order to block 76 piracy websites owned and operated by 51 entities.
Delhi Court bans 249 companies from broadcasting Cricket World Cup
An Indian court has issued an injunction which will stop 249 entities from broadcasting or streaming any audio or radio coverage of the current ICC Cricket World Cup.
Infowars to pay ‘Pepe the Frog’ creator $15,000
The creator of the “Pepe the Frog” cartoon character has settled his copyright infringement dispute with opinion website Infowars for $15,000.
Kim Dotcom challenges extradition in NZ Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of New Zealand has begun hearing Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom’s appeal against his extradition to the US.
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
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.