UK

Man Gets Served on Facebook

“For the first time, lawyers in the UK have been granted permission to serve a legal suit via Facebook. Traditionally, documents must be delivered physically, be it in person, by post or even fax. But, in a pretrial for a commercial dispute, these old-fashioned methods proved fruitless. The prosecuting team then decided to check online, and noticed recent updates on defendant Fabio De Biase’s profile.”

– Man Gets Served on Facebook

Wednesday
29
February 2012
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Recreating famous Abbey Road scene could violate new UK copyright ruling

“A ruling in the UK Patents County Court this month has deemed it unlawful to copy “a substantial part [of] a photographic work,” even where the copying article is actually a separate photo taken by a different photographer. Such were the facts in Temple Island Collections Ltd v New English Teas Ltd and Another (No. 2), where Judge Birss QC found that you don’t have to have a ‘facsimile reproduction’ of a photograph to be in breach of its author’s copyright. In that case, New English Teas commissioned an image for use on its tea containers, which the judge deemed was too similar to an earlier photograph the company had tried to license.”

– Recreating famous Abbey Road scene could violate new UK copyright ruling

Friday
03
February 2012
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Three In Ten Albums Now Bought Digitally In The UK

“Digital now accounts for 28.2% of all UK albums sales, up from 20.1% in the third quarter of 2010, new official market data released by the BPI revealed. According to the data compiled for the BPI and UK music industry by the Official Charts Company, digital album sales rose 24.2% year-on-year to 6.1m in Q3, 2011, although the digital gain was insufficient to offset a decline in sales of physical CD albums – down 20.5% from 19.6m to 15.6m.”

– Three In Ten Albums Now Bought Digitally In The UK

Thursday
13
October 2011
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