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# Copyright

This year
Regulating Artificial Intelligence: 'AI Act' passes it's first key vote in EU
The act will implement new transparency obligations which AI developers must meet to tackle issues around copyright infringement.
Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud did not copy Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On, US court rules
Ed Sheeran said that other musicians were cheering him on during the trial, but did not identify them.
'Extreme' recent advancement of Artificial Intelligence raises concerns for copyright holders
A report by
Jane Moore
A UCD assistant professor told The Journal that a conversation about how we use AI is needed.
Nike to take legal action against Irish teen's shop using 'Swoosh' name
Nike has claimed that 16-year-old’s business infringes on its trademarked ‘Swoosh’ logo.
Last year
Breakthrough on Covid vaccine intellectual rights reached by EU, US, India and South Africa
The EU has climbed down on its position in order to help get the whole world equal access to vaccines.
All time
EU copyright directive signed into Irish law boosting rights of content creators
The directive requires tech giants to share revenue with publishers.
Singer Katy Perry's 2013 hit Dark Horse copied Christian rap song, jury finds
Perry’s hit Dark Horse bears similarities to Joyful Noise by Flame, who first took a case against the singer in 2014.
MEPs vote in controversial laws that places copyright responsibility on Google and YouTube
Intense lobbying was done by tech giants like Google, which profits hugely from the advertising generated alongside the content it hosts.
Singer songwriter brings copyright infringement action to High Court over One Direction song
David Lewis Smith claims the One Direction release Night Changes infringes his musical work.
Gardaí arrest four in crackdown on illegal TV streaming
The Garda Criminal Assets Bureau has also sought to freeze bank accounts worth €84,000.
Explainer: Why tech experts think the EU's proposed copyright law will 'screw up the whole internet'
Internet users have been warned that even their beloved memes are at risk.
Poll: Have you ever illegally streamed or downloaded entertainment?
We won’t tell.
'I made just 97p in a month from plays of Brewing Up A Storm on YouTube'
At the launch of a new IMRO report today, there was a serious focus on the issue of copyright and how much musicians make from sites like YouTube.
New Zealand political party ordered to pay €351k to Eminem in copyright case
The National Party had used a work entitled ‘Eminem Esque’ which the rapper’s publishers said was actually one of his songs under a different name.
British photographer wins court battle over monkey selfie
Peta had argued that the monkey called Naruto owned the copyright to the photo.
Founder of posts apology for breaching copyright in light font
Leo Sherlock was ordered to apologise as part of a court settlement.
As The Beatles' first single approaches the '56-year rule', Paul McCartney settles rights lawsuit
The former Beatle had filed an action against Sony ATV Music Publishing.
You can now sing Happy Birthday for free
Strictly speaking every time you’ve sung it in recent times you’ve been breaching copyright. Not any longer however…
Fianna Fáil wants a new law to protect the national anthem
Amhrán na bhFiann’s copyright expired three years ago.
Judge rules selfie monkey can't own photo copyright
PETA petitioned the court to have the macaque “declared the author and owner of his photograph”.
Kim Dotcom is falling into the clutches of the US but he's vowing to fight on
A New Zealand court has decided that he can be extradited.
Print and be damned? Germany unsure of what to do with 'Mein Kampf'
“There is a German peculiarity of worrying about what others might say.”
A court has ruled that this man can't copyright yoga poses
Bikram Choudhury has taken credit for extending the careers of sports stars like John McEnroe.
Photographer back in court over monkey selfie
US animal rights activists PETA have taken the nature photographer involved to court over the snap.
Good news for film producers ... people can now sing 'Happy Birthday' without being sued
Warner Chappell Music does “not own a valid copyright,” a judge said.
Lindt has beaten Haribo in a bitter court battle over gummy bears
Haribo argued that Lindt’s bear-shaped chocolates infringed on their gummy bear.
A Twitter campaign appealing to Taylor Swift's sound side just paid off
Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate…
Twitter's been cracking down on stolen jokes - and it's not a new thing
If you’re losing out commercially, it will.
Neil Young to Donald Trump: 'Cease and desist from rockin' in the free world'
The Don apparently didn’t have permission to use his music to launch his presidential campaign yesterday.
Artist says Catholic paper used image without permission to promote faith in the home
“They no longer live ‘happily ever after’ … Being the child of parents with no faith is tough.”
Why do map makers create fake towns?
Very sneaky cartographers. Very sneaky.
Google was asked to remove 345 million 'pirate' links in 2014
The number of requests increased by 75% compared to 2013.
Pharrell Williams and other mega music stars threaten to sue YouTube for $1 billion
It’s all about copyright and who gets paid for artists’ tracks.
Playboy magazine sues over nude Kate Moss photos
Playboy says the link was published a week before the 60th edition of the magazine and it destroyed the exclusivity of the shoot.
Pirate Bay co-founder arrested after attempting to cross border into Thailand
Fredrik Neij reportedly fled to Southeast Asia after being released on bail.
Heirs of Sherlock Holmes author had their petition refused by US Supreme Court today
A court ruling stands that some of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories are no longer in copyright.
Robin Thicke was high when he recorded Blurred Lines, then lied about it
And he’s jealous of Pharrell Williams.
Photographer loses battle with Wikipedia over this amazing monkey selfie
It was “the work of a non-human animal”, apparently…
Apple's distinctive store design has now been trademarked by the EU
The ruling means that the layout of Apple’s stores are now registered as a trademark in both the US and EU.
Chris Hadfield's David Bowie cover removed from the internet
Houston, we have a problem.