Rights holders continue to have an ongoing battle against technological developments that facilitate free access to their content. The battles have taken many forms over the years since the creation of the printing press, recording TV and radio to VHS and cassettes respectively all the way through to the music industry’s fight against Napster.
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Recently, McDonald’s and other brands have been accused of cultural appropriation, using without permission the work of street artists in advertising campaigns in Europe. These companies will spend many millions on protecting their own brands and for McDonald’s, with a strong tradition in supporting the arts, it should have known better.
It is the phone call that all in-house lawyers or chief compliance officers may dread. It might be from your IT team, or from law enforcement, reporting that there has been a security breach and that data has been leaked to the dark web; or it might be from a journalist, telling you that they … Continue reading “Cyber attacks: the clock’s ticking…”
Intellectual property rights (IPRs) help companies maintain their competitive edge in the marketplace. To prevent this edge from being eroded, it sometimes becomes necessary to enforce these rights against infringers.
The Digital Single Market (DSM) proposals emanating from Brussels are designed to create a level digital playing field between Europe and the USA. The European Union has long acknowledged the online dominance of the American tech giants and is keen to create a legal framework that may benefit the European digital economy. But in classic … Continue reading “Should you be worried about the Digital Single Market?”