Businessman named despite media ban – raising a question of privilege

December 6, 2018

In a remarkable case of reliance on parliamentary privilege, a prominent businessman has been named by Lord Hain as the executive behind an injunction against the Telegraph newspaper. Speaking under parliamentary privilege in the House of Lords, Lord Hain claimed that it was in the public interest to reveal his identity.  By side-stepping the anonymity… Read more »

OWNERSHIP AND INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT IN GREETING CARD DESIGNS

December 5, 2018

In the judgment of this Intellectual Property Enterprise Court case, the judge dealt with both issues of copyright ownership and authorship in the designs of greeting cards. Business impact This case serves as a reminder that the language of any assignment of intellectual property should not only be clear but also properly assigns the intellectual… Read more »

UNAUTHORISED RE-POSTING OF PROTECTED CONTENT MAY BE AN INFRINGEMENT

December 5, 2018

Re-posting a work protected by copyright without authorisation is a communication to the public so can infringe. Business impact Businesses whose websites are hosting photographs, videos and other third-party content would be advised to proceed with caution – particularly in situations where a licence agreement hasn’t been entered into with the rights holder.  It is… Read more »