Muso reaches agreement with VK

Muso is an online anti piracy company, much like the International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI). From what I can tell however, Muso is more of a commercial service. The general idea behind Muso is that an author uploads their songs (or other digital IP) onto their website, and they in turn have a programme…

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Thicke in copyright dispute

Robin Thicke, a popular R&B and pop singer, released his sixth studio album in the middle of July of this year. The album has eleven tracks, the most popular of which is blurred lines the leading single which shares the same name as the title of his album. Blurred lines has been a topic of…

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Trademark of the week

For the benefits of those who religiously follow the world of trademarks with bated breath, I plan on doing a new segment for this blog. I call it “Trademark of the week”. As the name would suggest these posts will be highlighting new and unique trademarks which have been registered, approved, or rumoured to be…

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Search Engines and Piracy [update]

I mentioned in my previous blog post about a recent paper by Martin Schruers which has been making headlines around the internet.  Due to the fact that I could not find the article, the previous blog was based on the opinions I made through reading what the others had to say. I can now happily…

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Search Engines and Piracy

In my previous blog posts, I have mentioned various methods adopted by online search engines to reduce piracy. For example, Google have removed websites which promote piracy from their “autocomplete” and “instant” feature (you can find that blog post here). In hindsight, this move probably should not have been much of a surprise. Google and…

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Copyright Law on Copyrighting the law

Even a meer law student like your author knows that the law must be accessible. Not doing so would probably go against “The Rule of Law” (depending on who you ask what the Rule of Law is of course). But an interesting situation is currently developing in America which may set some unwarranted precedent. It’s…

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Rumour: Comcast fighting Piracy with Popups?

Comcast, one of America’s largest internet provider is working on a new anti-piracy measure for their internet Before I continue explaining the new measure, a short introduction of the (Copyright Alert System) CAS is probably in order. CAS is a private measure which was put into place in mid 2011 by the major internet providers…

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