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Whose line is it anyway?

Whose line is it anyway?

Before making use of a work protected by copyright, consent from the rights holder(s) is usually needed. Where a copyright exception applies, an organ ...

Principles of joint authorship

Principles of joint authorship

In a recent case, the English Court of Appeal set out the legal principles to consider when deciding whether individuals are joint authors of a copyri ...

Online sale of ‘second-hand’ e-books requires authorisation

Online sale of ‘second-hand’ e-books requires authorisation

The Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) has ruled* that the supply to the public by downloading, for permanent use, of an electronic b ...

The Digital Single Market Directive: implementation by the UK

The Digital Single Market Directive: implementation by the UK

According to Chris Skidmore, the former Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, the UK has no plans to implement the Directive on ...