The Rise of the Geo-tag Vandals. Could this be a new sub-category of copyright infringement?

On 3rd October, Snapchat launched its collaboration project “Art All Around You”, an art initiative aimed at raising the profile of well-known and lesser known artists with the world by geo-tagging images of iconic works of art across the augmented reality landscape; one example was Jeff Koons’ balloon dog in Central Park, NYC.  Some lauded…

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Is UKIP a UK IP infringer?

Last week the UK Independence Party (or UKIP) unveiled its new logo trade mark at its annual conference…and that’s it (drum roll) above! The mark uses the words ‘UKIP FOR THE NATION’ and a motif (or “device”) of a Lion’s head. Both the word and logo appear in UKIP’s party colours. However, almost as soon…

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Facebook Reportedly tries to Licence Rights for its Users to Upload Videos containing Songs

In 2014, Mark Zuckerberg reportedly stated that “in five years, most of [Facebook] will be video”. You only need to look at your Facebook newsfeed to see that it is becoming dominated with users sharing, and tagging each other in, video posts. A further example of this move towards video can be seen in Facebook’s…

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Small print, big potential – the importance of a set of Terms & Conditions

People love saying things like: “don’t sweat the small stuff”, “go with the flow” and “why don’t you just chillax”. Something which is worth noting however is that these people are never lawyers. Lawyers very much sweat the small stuff, are often reluctant to flow anywhere and never say chillax (admittedly I don’t think anyone…

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