UK Copyright

Fancy A Coffee At Sffcccks?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Westerners could become confused as they walk through the eastern Chinese town of Wuxi. After all, everything looks almost the same... But walk a l...

Cats Can Only Entertain Us for So Long

Joivan Wade | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Tech
Joivan Wade

10 years ago, Youtube was just distant thought in its founders heads. It now has over a billion users and almost 15 million videos about cats. Not only is it making cats well famous, but it is changing the way people watch film and is opening up the world of filmmaking to people who couldn't have got there before.

Students' Rear Of The Year Competition Slapped With Copyright Order

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A student paper who ran a rear of the year competition has been slapped with a copyright infringement claim after copying a "long-established" idea. ...

Using This Font Illegally?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK

After telling illegal immigrants to 'Go Home', it seems the Home Office's notorious 'racist vans' may themselves be illegal. A French designer has ...

'I Have A Copyright'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

On the 50th anniversary of perhaps one the most famous speeches of all time, broadcasters will be playing clips of Martin Luther King's 'I Have A Drea...

We Are All Starving Artists Now: Why Web 2.0 is About Meaning Not Money

Eric Kaufmann | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Tech
Eric Kaufmann

The internet helps creative people circulate their content to millions, gaining influence, meaning and occasionally fame. Yet monetizing this goodwill is like wringing blood from a stone. Why? Because the internet unites three impulses that once lived separate lives.

Premier League To Crackdown On ISPs That Allow Football Live Streaming

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Sport

The Premier League is to take legal action to make internet service providers block a website which streams live football matches. According to the Pr...

Is the UK Government Trying to Kill Off Photographers

Edmond Terakopian | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Edmond Terakopian

Regardless of if you're a proud parent taking pictures of your children or a professional photographer photographing news, weddings, portraits, landscapes and so on, all photographs uploaded to the internet will soon be in danger of getting stolen and used without your permission.

Supreme Court Drags Internet Law Into the 21st Century

Francis Ingham | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Tech
Francis Ingham

Something rather fundamental happened last week in Parliament Square. Not Lady Thatcher leaving Parliament and beginning her final journey to St Paul's - momentous event though that was. It took place on the opposite side of the Square, in the Supreme Court.

'I Burst Into Tears When I Read The Judge's Comments'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK

Richard O'Dwyer's mother Julia has spoken of her utter relief after her 24-year-old son signed a deal to avoid extradition to the US over copyright in...

Richard O'Dwyer Signs Deal To Avoid US Extradition

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman and Felicity Morse | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK

British student Richard O'Dwyer has signed a deal to avoid extradition to the US over copyright infringement allegations, the High Court has been told...

UK Police 'Demanded Google Remove YouTube Video Accusing Force Of Racism'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Tech

A British law enforcement agency demanded that Google remove a video from YouTube criticising the force of racism. Google said that the request was...

Asymmetric Extradition - The American Way

Annie Machon | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Annie Machon

Richard O'Dwyer is the Sheffield student who is currently wanted by the USA on copyright infringement charges. Richard has lived all his life in the UK, and he set up his website there. Under UK law he had committed no crime. However, the American authorities thought differently.

Film Education in Schools Will Support the Future of the Industry

Liz Bales | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Liz Bales

There's no doubt that film education in schools has set some of the UK film industry's best talent on their way to success - a fact well worth celebrating - but arguably its value extends far beyond just shaping the next generation of British talent.

Internet, Copyright, Privacy: Choose Two

Arjen Kamphuis | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Tech
Arjen Kamphuis

The Dutch Considerati think tank reported some time ago that there is still widespread  downloading in the Netherlands. But for an allegedly 'br...

Bad Review of Unauthorised 'Father Ted' Stage Show Led to Legal Threat

John Fleming | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

If you are a performer, reviewers are like Americans. It is difficult to live with them, but it is difficult to live without them.

iTunes for ebooks

Arjen Kamphuis | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Tech
Arjen Kamphuis

In 1996 I got my first MP3s. Storage was expensive, so I burned files onto CD-ROMs. There were 10 to 12 audio CDs on a CD-ROM. Conversion of an audio...

Golden Eye Targets 3,000 Accused O2 'Porn Pirates'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK Tech

Almost 3,000 households will receive letters from porn makers Ben Dover Productions demanding payment over claims of copyright infringement. Parent...

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...

Pirate Bay Ban Has Not Impacted File-Sharing Traffic, BBC Report Claims

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK Tech

The UK's court-enforced ban of the Pirate Bay has resulted in only a temporary dip in peer-to-peer filesharing traffic, a BBC report has found. The...

The Great Olympic Con Trick

Steve Davies | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Sport
Steve Davies

Well there is no beating around the bush now I have started with that headline. How did we end up here?

Social Media: Visual is the New Verbal

Jackie Barrie | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK Tech
Jackie Barrie

As a professional wordsmith, I'm used to being paid for my work. As a blogger and guest blogger, I've had to become used to writing for free, in return for the inbound links and profile-raising. Maybe image-producers will have to let go of their copyright too.

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.

160,000-Strong Petition To Block Student's Extradition

PA | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

More than 160,000 people have signed a petition launched by the founder of internet encyclopaedia Wikipedia to block the extradition of a British stud...

Accused Of Copyright? That'll £20 - To Appeal

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK Tech

Ofcom has announced details of a massive crackdown on internet piracy after the government lost a High Court battle with ISPs. In its measures, pub...