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EU deal on copyright a blow to the internet

Today, trilogue negotiations on the Copyright Directive have finalised a text containing a worrying version of Article 11, on the link tax, and the most negative version of Article 13, concerning upload filters, to date. It goes beyond any text the Parliament has...

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Wrestling superstar sues makers of Call of Duty

WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Booker T. Huffman has filed a copyright infringement suit against publishers of hit video game franchise "Call of Duty," with claims the in-game character "Prophet" is too similar to "G.I. Bro" a special operations soldier in a comic book he...

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Gigi Hadid sued again for posting photo without permission

Gigi Hadid is facing another copyright infringement lawsuit over the sharing of a photo without permission. This infringement case comes three months after being first sued for the same offense. According to court documents, The 23-year-old supermodel is being sued by...

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Google considering removing its news service from Europe

Google is considering removing its Google News service from Europe as EU controversial copyright law tightens. The European Union Copyright Directive will give publishers the right to be recompensated from web platforms when their articles show up in news search...

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High Court to determine music royalties dispute to Europe

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is asked to determine whether Irish law is consistent with EU law by excluding certain performers from a share of royalty payments if not based in Ireland or European Economic Area (EEA). The case is against Phonographic Performance...

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Hong Kong Harry Potter-themed cafe sued for infringement

Warner Bros Entertainment is suing a Hong Kong Harry Potter-themed cafe for copyright infringement. In a filing to the High Court on Tuesday, the Hollywood producer accused the Cafe of infringing the copyright of its artistic works and demanded an unspecified sum of...

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