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IT, Technology & Telecoms
Intellectual Property Law
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30 minutes of audio
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at practitioners interested in the most important developments in the IP and technology sectors in the last 3 months. It addresses a number of topics on such diverse areas as international copyright anti-piracy measures, online privacy and data protection, copyright protection, satellite decoders, trademarks and infringement.

After completing the course you will:
  • Be aware of efforts to provide greater protection to rights holders contained by ACTA, its compatibility with EU law and what issues may derailed these measures;
  • Be aware of recent controversy – and its source – involving Google®’s data protection policy and its compatibility with EU standards in data protection;
  • Know the extent to which extracts from newspapers are protected by copyright and what risks press collection services may be running without appropriate licensing;
  • Be aware of the latest developments in the Murphy and QC Leisure litigation involving the use of satellite decoder cards to circumvent licensing restrictions on the broadcast of certain football matches;
  • Be aware of instances of fraud involving trademark registration and how to deal with it;
  • Understand what the recent failure of BT’s challenge to the Digital Economy Act 2010 means for ISPs.
Complex Difficulty: 4 of 5
Case Update
Market Update / Hot Topic
Sources and References:
  • Infopaq International A/S v Danske Dagblades Forening [2009] EUECJ C-5/08;
  • The Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd & Ors v Meltwater Holding BV & Ors [2011] EWCA Civ 890;
  • Copyright Directive 2001/29/EC;
  • Copyright Designs & Patents Act 1988 s 20, 30, 72, 297;
  • Murphy v Media Protection Services Ltd [2012] EWHC 529 (Admin);
  • Football Association Premier League Ltd v QC Leisure [2009] EUECJ C-403/08;
  • Football Association Premier League and Others (Freedom to provide services) [2011] EUECJ C-429/08;
  • R (on the application of BT Plc & Anor) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills & Ors [2011] EWCA Civ 1229.

In this podcast update, Inbali Iserles and Mark Lubbock from Ashurst discuss some of the latest developments in the field of intellectual property law. This podcast covers a range of topics in IP including domestic judgments on the use of satellite decoder cards to circumvent licenses, the adequacy of Google®’s privacy policy and compliance with EU data protection standards, the copyright status of material copied from newspapers, the continuing battle between rights holders and ISPs as well as measures to tackle illegal piracy and fraud involving IP rights.

Podcast added: 02/04/2012

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