Tag Archives: Copyright

Intellectual Property for Start-ups and other Small Businesses

Intellectual property (“IP”) is the collective term for the bundle of rights that protect investment in branding, design, technology, art and literature. Examples of such rights (“IPR”) include patents for inventions, registered trade marks for brands, registered designs for product … Continue reading

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Reflections on Newzbin

The case was important for three reasons: -

- Technically: it seems to have been the first case in the common law world at any rate on usenet as opposed to file sharing technology;
- Commercially: it is something of a victory for film and music the viability of which has been threatened by digitization; and
- Legally: the decision did make some new law on authorization and making available. Continue reading

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New Case Note: SAS Institute Inc v World Programming Ltd.

I first learned of SAS Institute Inc v World Programming Ltd [2010] EWHC 1829 (Ch) (23 July 2010) from Martin Howe QC at the IP Bar Association garden party last Monday. Martin had been my opponent in Ibcos Computers Ltd v … Continue reading

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Copyright: Twentieth Century Fox v Newzbin

Newzbin raised some interesting questions on authorization following close on the heels of the decision of the Federal Court of Australia in Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v iiNet Ltd and it is also the first decision in England on the making available right Continue reading

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