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EU Court Answers: When Can You Re-sell Software?
The initial acquirer of a copy of software, in some circumstances, may resell that copy and his licence to a new acquirer.
16 Nov 2016
Is The Public Lending Of E-Books Similar To Lending Traditional Books?
Whether or not the public lending of e-books is treated, in EU copyright law, in the same manner as the public lending of traditional books has been a relatively contentious topic among EU Member States.
27 Sep 2016
No More Geo-Blocking? European Commission To Tackle Cross-Border E-Commerce Discrimination
In May 2016, the European Commission published proposals to prevent companies and online retailers, who sell in or into the EU, from engaging in ‘geo-blocking' and other geographical restrictions.
7 Sep 2016
Private Copying Levies Cannot Be Paid From Central Government Funds
The CJEU has held that a system in Spain whereby the equitable remuneration payable in respect of private copying paid to rights holders out of the General State Budget is not compatible with EU copyright law.
European Union
30 Aug 2016
IP Infringement In ‘Brick And Mortar' Stores – Landlord Liability?
Currently, it is possible for an IP rights holder to obtain an injunction against an online intermediary whose services are used to sell counterfeit products.
24 Aug 2016
Is Your Online Business Ready For The API Economy?
Organisations across the world are recognising that APIs are fuelling e-commerce and becoming the building blocks of the online economy.
20 Apr 2016
Intellectual Property For Start-Ups
While it may not be the first thing that grabs your attention when starting up a new company or business, every start-up should consider intellectual property ("IP") protection at an early stage.
14 Apr 2016
Are Retailers Responsible For User Activity On Their Free Wi-Fi?
Retailers, who in the course of business offer free unprotected Wi-Fi, should not be held responsible if their customers use the service to infringe copyright.
7 Apr 2016
The ‘Internet Of Things': Legal Challenges In An Ultra-Connected World
Gartner predicts that by the end of this year over 6.4 billion web-enabled devices will be connected as part of the Internet of Things, an increase of 30% on 2015.
25 Jan 2016
2015 Review: Hot Topics In Tech Law
2015 was a year of significant developments in tech law. The EU's highest court – the CJEU – published a number of landmark judgments throughout the year.
European Union
12 Jan 2016
MHC Times Issue 37 Autumn 2015
Welcome to the 37th issue of MHC Times. In this issue, we look at Ireland's relationship with Europe and what we have to offer as a country across various sectors.
21 Dec 2015
The FinTech Revolution – Part 3: The ‘Tech' In FinTech
Deloitte estimates that the FinTech industry has the potential to employ over 10,000 people in Ireland by the year 2020. So it's no surprise that interest in Ireland's FinTech ‘hub' in Dublin is booming.
9 Nov 2015
The Multi-Million Dollar Copyright Battle Over ‘Happy Birthday To You'
Copyright is an intellectual property right and gives the owner the right to prevent others from copying the work, making copies available to the public, publicly performing the work or making adaptations of it.
7 Aug 2015
When The Levee Breaks: UK Court Quashes Levy-Free Private Copying Exception
Pursuant to copyright law in both the UK and Ireland, the creator of a work has a number of exclusive rights that they can exercise to restrict others from using their work.
European Union
27 Jul 2015
Keeping The App Store ‘Appy! Avoiding The Pitfalls Of App Compliance, Part 2
Last week, we looked at the requirements for apps submitted to the Apple App Store. In this week's post, we review the licence agreement and the various legal obligations placed on app developers.
22 May 2015
World Intellectual Property Day, 26 April 2015
Sunday, 26 April 2015 marks World Intellectual Property Day. The aim of World IP Day is to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property in encouraging innovation and creativity.
27 Apr 2015
Dallas Pirates’ Club: Australian ISPs Ordered To Release Customers’ Details
Dallas Buyers Club LLC ('DBC') is based in the United States and claims to be the owner of the copyright in the 2013 biopic 'Dallas Buyers Club'.
27 Apr 2015
IP Infringement Claims Against ‘Family Guy’ Creator Over ‘Ted’ Merchandise
'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane's character Ted, the profane, womanising teddy bear, has been the subject of two separate lawsuits...
30 Mar 2015
Everybody, Jump! – US Copyright Infringement Claim Over Nike Air Jordan Logo
The iconic Michael Jordan ‘Jumpman’ logo has slam-dunked its way into a copyright infringement claim between Nike and New York photographer, Jacobus Rentmeester.
United States
3 Mar 2015
Court Rules For Ryanair In ‘Screen Scraping’ Dispute
Ryanair, the Irish airline, has been involved in multiple cases concerning alleged ‘screen scraping’ of its site...
11 Feb 2015
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