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UK: Proprietary rights from copyright infringement – Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation v David Harris

A copyright owner does not have a proprietary claim to the profits from an infringement of its copyright, a UK court has ruled in a case involving a website that offered its users unlawful copies of copyrighted films, TV shows and other materials.

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Business leaders urged to step up response to cyber threats

The Government has published advice to businesses on how to tackle the growing number of cyber threats to their companies.

The Government, in association with intelligence agencies, is targeting senior executives in the UK’s largest companies to provide them with advice on how to safeguard their most valuable digital assets, such as personal data, online services and intellectual property.

‘Cyber Security Guidance for Business’ was launched on 5 September 2012 and was produced by the CESG (the Information Security arm of GCHQ), the Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI).

When launching the guidance, Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “Cyber security threats pose a real and significant risk to UK business by targeting valuable assets such as data and intellectual property. By properly protecting themselves against attacks companies are protecting their bottom line. Ensuring this happens should be the responsibility of any chief executive or chair as part of an approach to good corporate governance which secures a business for the long-term.”

The guidance can be found on the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills website.

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