Tag Archives: Digital Content

Global Injunctions Available Against Search Engines, Rules Supreme Court of Canada (Updated August 2, 2017)

By: Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy and Thomas Kurys  (Toronto) The Supreme Court of Canada recently released a landmark decision in which a broad worldwide injunction was upheld restraining Google from including certain websites in its search results anywhere in the world. Intellectual property rights-holders seeking to enforce intellectual property rights in an online world where infringers are … Continue Reading

You Can’t Take It With You (or Leave It To Your Heirs)

By Ryan Compton Bruce Willis may take a lot of chances in his movies, but recent newspaper stories reported he’s not interested in taking any chances with his real-life digital media. While the statements in these press reports, which indicated that Mr. Willis was considering challenging licensing terms prohibiting transfer of his digital media collection … Continue Reading

HarperCollins sue Open Road for copyright infringement

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Media Intelligence Bulletin Editorial Team: Nick Fitzpatrick, Duncan Calow and Patrick Mitchell HarperCollins Publishers LLC (“HarperCollins”) has filed a law suit against digital publisher Open Road Integrated Media (“Open Road”) for copyright infringement in relation to the e-book rights to the children’s book, ‘Julie of the Wolves’ (the “Work”).… Continue Reading

New Global Rules for Digital Interactive Marketing

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Law à la Mode Edition 4 – Winter 2011 By:  Michael K. Barron, Sarah Phillips and Nadea Taylor (Boston and London) “AdWords,” the paid, subscription-based Google referencing service which allows users to advertise their companies alongside Google search results, has recently been the subject of much legal scrutiny.  In late September, the European … Continue Reading

The Debate for AdWords Ownership in Cyberspace Continues

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Law à la Mode Edition 4 – Winter 2011 By:  Michael K. Barron, Sarah Phillips and Nadea Taylor (Boston and London) “AdWords,” the paid, subscription-based Google referencing service which allows users to advertise their companies alongside Google search results, has recently been the subject of much legal scrutiny.  In late September, the European … Continue Reading

FIRST INSIGHT INTO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S PROPOSAL FOR A NEW EU DATA PROTECTION LAW

by Patrick Van Eecke, Cameron Craig and Jim Halpert Viviane Reding, European Commission Vice-President and Commissioner responsible for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship, has announced the long-awaited Proposal for a new Data Protection Regulation.  The Proposal, announced December 6, has now entered into inter-service consultation with other Commission Directorates-General, after which the text will be … Continue Reading

Final Opportunity to Protect Your Brand From Becoming A .XXX Domain

As you may already know, the “dot-xxx” (.XXX) top-level domain is the Internet’s new home for adult content.   Next Tuesday, December 6, the ICM Registry in charge of the .XXX top-level domain will make .XXX domains available for purchase to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. Anyone can register a domain for around … Continue Reading

Libel reform committee proposes sweeping changes to the UK’s libel laws

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Media & Sport Group Bulletin Editorial Team: Nick Fitzpatrick, Duncan Calow and Patrick Mitchell A Joint Committee of MPs and peers from the House of Commons and House of Lords (“the Committee”) has issued a report on the Draft Defamation Bill (“the Bill”), approving many of the Government’s proposals but also recommending further changes that … Continue Reading

BT and TalkTalk granted leave to appeal Digital Economy Act decision

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Media & Sport Group Bulletin Editorial Team: Nick Fitzpatrick, Duncan Calow and Patrick Mitchell Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”) BT and TalkTalk have been granted permission to appeal against the High Court’s April 2011 ruling in their judicial review proceedings in relation to the Digital Economy Act. The Digital Economy Act (“the Act”) was passed by … Continue Reading

Authors Guild files lawsuit against a consortium of university libraries for copyright infringement

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Media & Sport Group Bulletin Editorial Team: Nick Fitzpatrick, Duncan Calow and Patrick Mitchell The copyright infringement suit filed in New York alleges “widespread and unauthorized reproduction and distribution of millions of copyright books” by five universities and the HathiTrust through cooperation agreements entered into with Google Inc. The copyright infringement suit filed on 12 … Continue Reading

Judge gives new life to Google digital books talks

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Media & Sport Group Bulletin Editorial Team: Nick Fitzpatrick, Duncan Calow and Patrick Mitchell Manhattan Federal court Judge Denny Chin is still hopeful that Google Inc and authors and publishers groups could reach a settlement after their six-year legal dispute, allowing nine more months for talks. The US Google books case, which emerged out of … Continue Reading

Australia: Government announces media inquiry

By Nicholas Cole, Special Counsel, DLA Piper Australia On 14th September 2011, the Australian Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy announced an independent inquiry into the Australian media (Media Inquiry). The Media Inquiry significantly expands the scope of the Government’s existing review of the policy and regulatory frameworks that apply to … Continue Reading

Digital Agenda: further action required to safeguard children online

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Media & Sport Group Bulletin Editorial Team: Nick Fitzpatrick, Duncan Calow and Patrick Mitchell The European Commission has issued a report reviewing how Member States are implementing EU Recommendations ensuring that children can enjoy the digital world confidently and safely, finding that measures taken so far have been insufficient overall. On 13 September 2011 the … Continue Reading

New benchmark set for ad compliance rates on websites

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Media & Sport Group Bulletin Editorial Team: Nick Fitzpatrick, Duncan Calow and Patrick Mitchell The Advertising Standards Authority’s Digital Media Survey 2011 has revealed that the advertising on 95% of websites monitored adhered to the Advertising Code. As part of the Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”)’s survey, 120 websites were monitored by the ASA Compliance team for … Continue Reading
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