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Australia
Davies Collison Cave
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").
Canada
Gowling WLG
Life science companies who are in the early stages of research often ask 'how will I know if I have something patentable'.
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.
China
Kangxin
前段时间,被"网抑云"梗玩...
European Union
Bardehle Pagenberg
Improvements in the user interface of electronic devices are oftentimes right on the borderline of what is technical.
Guernsey
GuernseyFinance
A second investment fund focusing on investment in pop music has launched in Guernsey.
Hong Kong
ONC Lawyers
On 1 June 2020, the CFA handed down its decision in HKSAR v Chu Ang FACC No. 6 of 2019 (on appeal from HCMA No. 119 of 2018 [2020] HKCFA 18) allowing the prosecution's appeal and setting aside the lower courts' previous rulings ...
India
Singh & Singh | Malhotra & Hegde
As we endure the Covid-19 pandemic and wonder when this will end, the disputes between music labels and music platforms, like radio and internet, don't seem to have an end in sight.
Italy
Withers LLP
Article 1 of the Ministerial Decree 31 July 2020 no.367 amends paragraph 6 of article 7 of the preceding Ministerial Decree of 9 July 2018, n.246.
Malta
WH Partners
Loot boxes are often vilified by gambling regulatory authorities for their pay-to-win mechanism which raises addiction concerns.
Mexico
OLIVARES
On September 8, 2020, the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) presented a draft fiscal package, which includes a cut of approximately 25% to the budget of the Ministry of Culture.
Nigeria
Banwo & Ighodalo
Similarity between two works often implies that one is a copy of the other. However, in the creative world, where different perspectives of an idea can be produced by different authors and each work will be original, ...
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.
AELEX
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:
Philippines
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...
ENSafrica
Once again, US President Donald Trump has been accused of using music without consent at election rallies
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