Wikimedia Sweden left ‘greatly disappointed’ after court ruling

Wikimedia is part of the not-for-profit foundation that oversees Wikipedia and was found by Sweden’s highest court to have violated copyright laws by providing free access to its database of public artwork without the artists’ consent. The Visual Copyright Society in Sweden (BUS) is a group that represents painters, photographers, illustrators and designers (among others)…

Google – Creating pirates out of all of us?

A new claim has been made against Google; this time from Getty Images. Getty is due to file a complaint with the European Commission about Google’s high resolution image search. Whilst this makes Google’s image search results clearer, Getty alleges that it has an effect on consumers – as they don’t need to visit the…

Fair dealing gets bowled out

Can copying 8 seconds of a cricket match lasting around 2 hours constitute copyright infringement? According to the High Court of Justice Chancery Division inEngland And Wales Cricket Board Ltd & Anor v Tixdaq & Anor [2016] EWHC 575 (Ch) it can. The case is also noteworthy as a fair dealing defence was ran. Facts…