Ticketmaster set to shut down resale sites

August 14, 2018

Following a series of developments in the secondary ticketing industry earlier this year, ticket giant Ticketmaster has announced plans to shut down GETMEIN! and Seatwave, the two resale sites it operates.[1]  The two sites will be replaced by a Ticketmaster fan‑to‑fan exchange service, which ticket-holders can use to resell tickets at face value or less… Read more »

Sir Cliff Richard wins court battle against the BBC

July 18, 2018

In a judgment delivered today, Mr Justice Mann has found in favour of our client, Sir Cliff Richard in his litigation against the BBC concerning the naming of him as being under police investigation (with details of the allegation made against him), and accompanying coverage of the police search of his home. The court awarded… Read more »

A promotional video is not an ‘audio-visual media service’ for the purposes of the AVMS Directive

July 10, 2018

The CJEU has ruled that a Peugeot Germany YouTube channel (to which promotional videos were uploaded) does not constitute an ‘audio-visual media service’ (AVMS) for the purposes of the AVMS Directive (2010/13/EU).  As such, the channel’s promotional videos are not exempted from the provisions of the Car Labelling Directive (1999/94/EC) which require certain videos to… Read more »

High Court rejects claim of joint authorship in a screenplay

July 10, 2018

The screenplay for the film Florence Foster Jenkins was written by Nicholas Martin, as sole author.  Mr Martin’s ex-girlfriend Julia Kogan’s contributions to the creation of the screenplay were not sufficiently collaborative. Business impact Film and TV producers are often concerned about the contribution of co-authors, early stage contributors to development.  Whilst clear-cut IP assignments… Read more »