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Boomerang Investments Pty Ltd v Padgett (Liability) [2020] FCA 535 is a case of "flagrant" copyright infringement of the musical work in the iconic song ‘Love is in the air' ("Love").
Gowling WLG
On October 7, 2020, peermusic, Canada-based Premier Muzik, France-based All Right Music and Netherlands-based Global Master Rights announced that the companies were joining forces to form the global independent leader ...
Gowling WLG
While COVID-19 has paralyzed much of the entertainment industry, the video game sector provides a notable exception to this trend, and has benefitted from a pandemic-fuelled surge in popularity.
Gowling WLG
As we adjust to the restrictive measures wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, many events and performances have abruptly migrated online. Although online delivery offers many advantages, ...
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a large effect on our entertainment consumption.
European Union
Bardehle Pagenberg
Improvements in the user interface of electronic devices are oftentimes right on the borderline of what is technical.
Bardehle Pagenberg
On May 14, 2020, the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) decided that excluding "essentially biological processes for the production of plants...
Bardehle Pagenberg
Am 14. Mai 2020 entschied die Große Beschwerdekammer des Europäischen Patentamtes, dass der Ausschluss von „im Wesentlichen biologische[n] Verfahren zur Züchtung von ...
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
WIPO on July 30, 2020 has announced a new agreement for additional cooperation by the WIPO with the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, in line with the WIPO Connect program.
Withers LLP
On 23 July was constituted the "Trust for Contemporary Art", a trust aimed at promoting contemporary art in Bologna in order to drive the city towards the most important contemporary art capitals in Europe.
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
In an unusual twist to efforts to conclude the Brexit negotiations, it was recently reported that a demand for the return of "unlawfully removed cultural objects" had...
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
Collaborations are an integral part of making music. Rarely would one find a successful song wholly composed, performed, and produced by the same person.
In a judgment delivered on 25 March 2020 in Musical Copyright Society Nigeria (Ltd/Gte) v. Copyright Society of Nigeria (Ltd/Gte) & 2 Ors, the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court held, inter alia, that:
De Leon IP Law Firm
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine art market and auction scenes were booming. However, despite the burgeoning art scene in the Philippines, a lot of artists are not aware...
South Africa
Adams & Adams
Well-known musician Neil Young is suing the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, calling on the campaign to stop all use of his music at Trump rallies.
It has widely been reported in recent months that the SABC collectively owes approximately R 250 million in unpaid royalties to musicians and other artists.
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Much to the delight of the music industry, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS) announced on 15 October 2020 that an inquiry is to be launched into the economics of the music streaming industry.
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
After six years, and the first legal battle over the ownership of street art, Banksy's Art Buff reappeared in Folkestone, England. The mural depicts a woman gazing at an empty plinth.
Marks & Clerk
Music has a unique ability to inspire and motivate, so it is unsurprising that politicians regularly seek to increase their cultural capital by using popular music during their election campaigns.
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Last week British Airways sold 17 major artworks from its collection of over 1,500 pieces at two separate Sotheby's sales.
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