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Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notices are sent on behalf of copyright holders to online platforms hosting content the latter are accused of infringing. But in the Google age, things get a bit messy. Bots are often trusted by rights holders in issuing notices, and while in theory this should expedite and maybe even simplify the process, it at times doesn’t.
By William Stroever
Following the “Brexit” vote by the United Kingdom signaling its intent to leave the European Union, there was a rush of speculation and guesswork about how EU trademark and design rights would be treated. What progress has been made and what obstacles remain to a smooth transition?
By Ross Todd
Lucasfilm Ltd. won a dispute over the rights to the card game that plays a pivotal, if small, role in the greater Star Wars galaxy.
By Dan Clark
In September, the European Parliament passed a new draft of the European Union (EU) Copyright Directive legislation championed by content creators and publishers, but decried by tech behemoths. The directive will have to go through more committee discussions and another parliamentary vote before it can become law, but this doesn’t mean the polarizing legislation isn’t already making in-house counsel nervous.
By Greg Land
A federal judge in Atlanta dismissed a complaint filed by four movie-production companies hoping to dodge liability for a fatal plane crash tied to the filming of the Tom Cruise picture American Made.