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3 Count: Copyright Fixture

The EU rules on copyright in football fixtures, Merlin settles its lawsuit with Limewire and Apple settles its lawsuit over the Chopper Soundboard app.
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Defunct LimeWire Buries The Copyright Hatchet With Music Agency Merlin, Settles For $15m?

Technology : TechCrunch (3 years ago)

Another hefty payout for the now-defunct file-sharing P2P service LimeWire, and, perhaps more importantly, another nail in the coffin for P2p services: Merlin, a rights agency representing independent labels, says that it has reache... Read Post

Why do football fixtures deserve copyright protection? (Appeal edition)

Industries / Media : Telegraph.co.uk Media Blog (4 years ago)

Six months ago I wrote about a High Court ruling that said football fixtures can be covered by copyright. While it’s generally accepted that facts, such as where and when a football match is taking place, can’t be copyrighted, the l... Read Post

Apple settles Australian app lawsuit after teenage developer escapes action

Technology : The Next Web Blog (3 years ago)

Apple has settled a curious copyright lawsuit in which a 16 year-old app Australian developer created and earned thousands of dollars from a soundboard app using images and sounds from... Read Post


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