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29 September 2017 The Unjustified Threats Act - what you need to know

The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act comes in to force on 1 October 2017.

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16 March 2017 “They think it’s all over…” …it is now for infringing Premier League Streams

The Football Association Premier League “FAPL” sought an injunction against internet service providers (most of which consented or did not object) requiring them to block access to servers used to deliver infringing streams of Premier League footage.

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9 December 2016 Tech companies collaborate to block inappropriate content

Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and YouTube – have announced a plan to create a shared database of ‘unique digital fingerprints’, also known as 'hashes'.

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1 August 2016 Right to work checks – are you compliant?

It has been widely reported that employees from Albania, Brazil, Nepal and Egypt working in the burger chain Byron have been arrested by officers at restaurants where they were working.

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6 May 2016 The clock is ticking on the limited protection period for artistic works

Following government consultation, the repeal of s.52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 has been expedited. The transition period was proposed to end in April 2020, but has now been shortened to end on 28.01.2017 (the repeal will be effective from 28.07.2016).

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15 April 2016 Music to the ears of UK rights-holders - New law set to improve collective copyright management

This week has seen the introduction of a new law in the UK, the objective of which is to harmonise copyright as it relates to the operation of the Collective Management Organisations (“CMOs”).

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29 October 2015 Sports broadcasters may suffer under EU's anti-geo-blocking plans

The World Sport Law & IP Forum has heard this week how smaller broadcasters risk being priced out of the market in Europe.

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29 October 2015 US recipe case gives a flavour of the difficulty of protecting recipes

The American case Tomaydo-Tomahhdo LLC v George has provided a useful reminder of the difficulties in protecting recipes.

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