Copyright Infringement

German Courts Refuse to Bow to US Pressure in MegaUpload Case

Natasha Kuilak Mellersh | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Tech
Natasha Kuilak Mellersh

A German court in Frankfurt (Beschl. v. 14.05.2012 - Az.: 5/28 Qs 15/12) has ruled that a request for mutual legal assistance from the United States r...

Accusations Middletons Breached Olympic Trade Mark Dismissed

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK

Accusations that the Middleton family website is in breach of strict advertising laws covering the London 2012 Olympics have been dismissed. The l...

ACTA: Deliberating Out in the Open Over an Agreement Negotiated Behind Closed Doors

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The fate of the controversial ACTA anti-counterfeiting agreement will finally be decided during the July plenary when the European Parliament puts it to a vote. Without the Parliament's approval, it will not be able to enter into force in the EU.

Richard O'Dwyer Left Awaiting Fate

James Mahon | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Tech
James Mahon

Home Secretary Theresa May ruled in January that Richard could be extradited to the US where he could face up to five years in jail. His mother Julia spoke to me earlier and once again reiterated the fact that this case is not over and she will not giving up fighting for justice for her son.

Richard O'Dwyer Extradition 'Ludicrous,' Says Lib Dem President

Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Politics

Theresa May's decision to allow 23-year old Briton Richard O’Dwyer to be extradited to the United States on copyright charges is "ludicrous", the pr...

Shedding Light on a Controversial Agreement

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

If a decision has the potential to touch the lives of millions of people, the least you can do in this democratic age is conduct your deliberations out in the open, where everyone can see the arguments for and against and judge the outcome in the light of all the facts.

How Not to Fight Online Piracy: US Government Paranoia May Stifle the Internet at its Most Crucial Time

Matthew Hussey | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

The start of 2012 hasn't been smooth sailing for the internet and its users. First up, the US government attempted to introduce the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) as a way of protecting US citizens' intellectual property on the internet. Most worrying, out of America's attempts to legitimise US companies attempts at suing individuals - the EU has now signed up to a similar bill.

MPAA Criticises the SOPA Blackout Protests - Here's Why It Was Wrong to Do So

Ross Jones-Morris | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Ross Jones-Morris

Yesterday, Wikipedia along with many, many other websites partook in the 'blackout' protests against new internet piracy guidelines and acts being discussed in the American House of Representatives and the Senate.

Student's 'TV Shack' Website Accused Of Copyright Infringement 'Operated In Same Way As Google'

PA | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Tech

The website of a student, accused of infringing film copyright, was merely operating in the same way as the search engine Google, a court heard today....