On 29th July 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a judgment in response to a referral from the German national courts on the sampling of part of a 1977 Kraftwerk song, “Metall auf Metall”.
Our interaction with the internet is an all-time high and as consumers reliance on it for delivery of services and products and for income generation continues to increase. The monetisation of IP throughout internet usage has increased exponentially in recent times and so the protection required for consumers and creatives has undergone a much needed overhaul in recent times and for creatives, the introduction of the new snappily titled European Union Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market was hoped to update existing copyright laws for the internet age to afford greater protection.
A recent Court of Session case about intellectual property highlights that even Pre-action Protocol correspondence cannot cure a failure to plead fair notice or a legally relevant case. BTO Associate Lynn Richmond discusses.
In 2014 the technology law landscape changed significantly when the High Court in England ordered some of Britain’s largest internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to websites purportedly selling counterfeit goods.