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A new copyright law came into effect in the United Kingdom on October 1st, modifying copyright protection of parodies. The Copyright and Rights in Performances (Quotation and Parody) Regulations allow the use of copyrighted material for parody purposes if [...]

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The nearly two months old right-to-be-forgotten ruling, handed down from the European Union Court of Justice, has resulted in Google receiving more than 70,000 requests to remove links to more than 276,000 web pages. The search-engine titan has already come under fire for attempting to manipulate the press by granting requests to [...]

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ISPs See Power Shift in the European Union

On March 31, 2014 By Dustin Kovacic

In a decision released on March 27th, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) within the EU can now block piracy sites that contain copyrighted material.

The decision comes from Constantin Film and Wega v. UPC Telekabel Wien, a case referred to the CJEU by the Austrian [...]

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Coming out of Europe this week are two apparently opposite movements: one seeks stronger protections for Internet users’ personal information; the other, aims to relax intellectual property laws and allow the use of copyright materials without the owners’ approval.

At one end of the spectrum, the European Commission has called for strengthening the [...]

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There may finally be a light at the end of the tunnel in Microsoft’s antitrust battle with the European Union (EU). Since the 1990s, the European Commission (EC), the regulatory body of the EU, has been investigating Microsoft’s business and competition practices. As a result of these investigations, the company has [...]

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Lindt Defends Chocolate Bunny

On June 15, 2009 By JETLaw

In Luxembourg, the European Court of Justice is set to rule on the validity of Chocoladefabriken, Lindt, & Sprungli’s trademark claim to a chocolate bunny. Lindt was granted a European trademark on the foil-wrapped bunny in 2001 and has been actively defending it ever since. Infringers, however, believe the bunny should never have [...]

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