Category Archive: Piracy

Filmspeler – Sale of “fully-loaded” IPTV boxes and “unlawful use”

By Alastair Mackichan, John Cloke and John Wilks In another welcome decision for content owners and broadcasters, the CJEU has dealt a significant blow to the business models of those individuals looking to profit from the sale of pre-configured media players which provide end-users with hyperlinks to copyright-infringing Internet streams. Share this

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China: Michael Jordan finally slam dunks his naming rights claim at the Supreme People’s Court

This is a very important decision because it sets a strong judicial precedent for foreign companies seeking to protect their intellectual property rights in China. On 8 December 2016, overturning the lower court decisions against Michael Jordan in a lengthy trademark dispute in China, the Chinese Supreme People’s Court rules that Jordan owns the legal …

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Spain: Judge orders the blocking of pirate website “Rojadirecta” as an interim measure

By Gonzalo Santos In the course of a judicial process started by DTS Distribuidora de Televisión Digital (Canal +), a Spanish court has ordered ISPs to provisionally block access to the famous pirate website, which provides users with links to sporting events around the world. Said blocking shall be made effective if the website does …

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ITALY – Pisa Internet Festival – the Future of Copyright

News from the Pisa Internet Festival. Copyright, Data Protection, Internet of Things, ICT and artificial intelligence… are joining together in Pisa this week-end. Share this

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SPAIN: Tougher prison penalties for IP infringers

Author: Gonzalo Santos On 1 July 2015, a major amendment of the Spanish Criminal Code entered into force. Among other measures, said amendment considerably increases the maximum prison sentences which can be imposed for criminal activities against intellectual property. Prior to the amendment, the maximum imprisonment penalties for them were of 2 years (4 years …

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AUSTRALIA: Update: Dallas Buyers Club letter revealed – Is it still speculative invoicing?

By Matthew Evans In the latest update of the Dallas Buyers Club case the proposed letters to be sent to pirates have now been made public. It was previously ordered that Voltage (the company owning the rights to Dallas Buyers Club) was required to submit to the Court a draft of the letters and telephone …

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AUSTRALIA: The end of the Pirate Bay and VPNs in Australia? New censorship laws passed to block piracy websites

By Matthew Evans The Australian Government has introduced new laws to block websites at an internet service provider (ISP) level if they have the primary purposes of infringing or facilitating the infringement of copyright. On June 22 the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 was passed in parliament, amending the Copyright Act to introduce the …

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Japan – Amendments to METI Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading

By Ann Cheung and Keitaro Uzawa The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI) recently revised the Interpretative Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading (Guidelines), which apply to all online business operations in Japan and clarify how the Civil Code, which governs Japanese commercial contracts, and other relevant laws, such as, …

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ITALY – “Digital Authorities” Seminar on 22 May, University of Milan

Follow us on Friday 22 May 2015 at the University of Milan, with the main experts of our Italian “Digital Authorities” – Giuseppe Galasso (Director Communications – AGCM), Benedetta Liberatore (Director Audiovisual Services – AGCOM) and Luigi Montuori (Director Communications and Electronic Networks – Data Protection Authority), together with Marco Cuniberti (UNIMI) and Giangiacomo Olivi (DLA Piper). …

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Australia: Dallas Buyers Club LLC obtains customer identities from ISPs in landmark piracy ruling

By Judith Miller and Matthew Evans On Tuesday 7 April 2015, a single Federal Court Judge ordered six internet service providers (ISPs) to hand over the names and identities corresponding to approximately 4,700 unique IP addresses, which have allegedly downloaded and shared the Dallas Buyers Club movie without permission over the peer-to-peer sharing network BitTorrent. Share …

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