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Singer Katy Perry's 2013 hit Dark Horse copied Christian rap song, jury finds
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# Dark Horse

Singer Katy Perry's 2013 hit Dark Horse copied Christian rap song, jury finds

Jul 30th 2019, 9:01 AM 23,461 Views 28 Comments

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
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# European Parliament

MEPs vote in controversial laws that places copyright responsibility on Google and YouTube

Mar 26th 2019, 8:40 PM 14,127 Views 46 Comments

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
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# Damages Claim

Singer songwriter brings copyright infringement action to High Court over One Direction song

Feb 7th 2019, 5:54 PM 21,787 Views 0 Comments

David Lewis Smith claims the One Direction release Night Changes infringes his musical work.

Gardaí arrest four in crackdown on illegal TV streaming
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# Dodgy Boxes

Gardaí arrest four in crackdown on illegal TV streaming

Sep 12th 2018, 8:57 AM 100,397 Views 142 Comments

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'
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# Filtering

Explainer: Why tech experts think the EU's proposed copyright law will 'screw up the whole internet'

Jun 24th 2018, 10:00 PM 23,569 Views 56 Comments

Internet users have been warned that even their beloved memes are at risk.

Poll: Have you ever illegally streamed or downloaded entertainment?
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# Your Say

Poll: Have you ever illegally streamed or downloaded entertainment?

Jan 16th 2018, 9:08 AM 36,403 Views 94 Comments

We won’t tell.

'I made just 97p in a month from plays of Brewing Up A Storm on YouTube'
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# Questions Of Copyright

'I made just 97p in a month from plays of Brewing Up A Storm on YouTube'

Nov 16th 2017, 2:18 PM 64,291 Views 78 Comments

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
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# Lose Yourself

New Zealand political party ordered to pay €351k to Eminem in copyright case

Oct 25th 2017, 7:42 AM 16,716 Views 8 Comments

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
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# Monkey See Monkey Sue

British photographer wins court battle over monkey selfie

Sep 12th 2017, 9:43 PM 36,601 Views 52 Comments

Peta had argued that the monkey called Naruto owned the copyright to the photo.

Founder of TheLiberal.ie posts apology for breaching copyright in light font
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# Misc

Founder of TheLiberal.ie posts apology for breaching copyright in light font

Jul 13th 2017, 4:24 PM 18,209 Views 30 Comments

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
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# Been A Hard Pay Fight

As The Beatles' first single approaches the '56-year rule', Paul McCartney settles rights lawsuit

Jul 4th 2017, 8:33 AM 38,481 Views 18 Comments

The former Beatle had filed an action against Sony ATV Music Publishing.

You can now sing Happy Birthday for free
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# That's A Relief

You can now sing Happy Birthday for free

Feb 9th 2016, 10:14 PM 13,580 Views 14 Comments

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
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# Remixes

Fianna Fáil wants a new law to protect the national anthem

Jan 14th 2016, 2:51 PM 14,555 Views 62 Comments

Amhrán na bhFiann’s copyright expired three years ago.

Judge rules selfie monkey can't own photo copyright
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# Naruto

Judge rules selfie monkey can't own photo copyright

Jan 7th 2016, 12:37 PM 19,346 Views 36 Comments

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
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# MegaVideo

Kim Dotcom is falling into the clutches of the US but he's vowing to fight on

Dec 23rd 2015, 7:54 AM 14,681 Views 26 Comments

A New Zealand court has decided that he can be extradited.

Print and be damned? Germany unsure of what to do with 'Mein Kampf'
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# Adolf Hitler

Print and be damned? Germany unsure of what to do with 'Mein Kampf'

Nov 1st 2015, 10:15 AM 26,152 Views 76 Comments

“There is a German peculiarity of worrying about what others might say.”

A court has ruled that this man can't copyright yoga poses
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# Downward Facing Dog

A court has ruled that this man can't copyright yoga poses

Oct 9th 2015, 4:37 PM 12,739 Views 17 Comments

Bikram Choudhury has taken credit for extending the careers of sports stars like John McEnroe.

Photographer back in court over monkey selfie
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# Hail To The Chimp

Photographer back in court over monkey selfie

Sep 24th 2015, 8:55 AM 27,830 Views 54 Comments

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
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# Long Legal Battle

Good news for film producers ... people can now sing 'Happy Birthday' without being sued

Sep 23rd 2015, 4:00 PM 15,517 Views 9 Comments

Warner Chappell Music does “not own a valid copyright,” a judge said.

Lindt has beaten Haribo in a bitter court battle over gummy bears
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# Sweet Deposition

Lindt has beaten Haribo in a bitter court battle over gummy bears

Sep 23rd 2015, 10:55 AM 17,898 Views 13 Comments

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
# Shake It Off
# Shake It Off

A Twitter campaign appealing to Taylor Swift's sound side just paid off

Aug 4th 2015, 8:17 AM 3,272 Views 0 Comments

Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate…

Twitter's been cracking down on stolen jokes - and it's not a new thing
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# Copyright

Twitter's been cracking down on stolen jokes - and it's not a new thing

Jul 27th 2015, 5:20 PM 9,333 Views 17 Comments

If you’re losing out commercially, it will.

Neil Young to Donald Trump: 'Cease and desist from rockin' in the free world'
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# No You Did Not

Neil Young to Donald Trump: 'Cease and desist from rockin' in the free world'

Jun 17th 2015, 8:33 PM 15,713 Views 34 Comments

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
# Losing My Religion
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# Losing My Religion

Artist says Catholic paper used image without permission to promote faith in the home

Jun 5th 2015, 11:03 AM 18,324 Views 71 Comments

“They no longer live ‘happily ever after’ … Being the child of parents with no faith is tough.”

Why do map makers create fake towns?
# Mapping It Out
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# Mapping It Out

Why do map makers create fake towns?

Mar 21st 2015, 5:30 PM 27,610 Views 17 Comments

Very sneaky cartographers. Very sneaky.

Google was asked to remove 345 million 'pirate' links in 2014
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# Copyright Infringement

Google was asked to remove 345 million 'pirate' links in 2014

Jan 5th 2015, 3:42 PM 7,021 Views 9 Comments

The number of requests increased by 75% compared to 2013.

Pharrell Williams and other mega music stars threaten to sue YouTube for $1 billion
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# Not So Happy Now

Pharrell Williams and other mega music stars threaten to sue YouTube for $1 billion

Dec 23rd 2014, 5:06 PM 18,617 Views 23 Comments

It’s all about copyright and who gets paid for artists’ tracks.

Playboy magazine sues entertainment.ie over nude Kate Moss photos
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Playboy magazine sues entertainment.ie over nude Kate Moss photos

Dec 9th 2014, 6:25 PM 21,880 Views 32 Comments

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
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Pirate Bay co-founder arrested after attempting to cross border into Thailand

Nov 4th 2014, 5:40 PM 11,980 Views 27 Comments

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
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# Copyright

Heirs of Sherlock Holmes author had their petition refused by US Supreme Court today

Nov 3rd 2014, 10:13 PM 9,575 Views 4 Comments

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
# Hug Me
# Hug Me

Robin Thicke was high when he recorded Blurred Lines, then lied about it

Sep 16th 2014, 8:37 AM 4,685 Views 7 Comments

And he’s jealous of Pharrell Williams.

Photographer loses battle with Wikipedia over this amazing monkey selfie
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# War Has Begun

Photographer loses battle with Wikipedia over this amazing monkey selfie

Aug 6th 2014, 9:55 PM 43,609 Views 36 Comments

It was “the work of a non-human animal”, apparently…

Apple's distinctive store design has now been trademarked by the EU
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Apple's distinctive store design has now been trademarked by the EU

Jul 10th 2014, 3:03 PM 9,369 Views 35 Comments

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
# Space Oddity
# Space Oddity

Chris Hadfield's David Bowie cover removed from the internet

May 14th 2014, 7:41 AM 2,746 Views 1 Comment

Houston, we have a problem.

Singing Hallelujah priest's video removed from YouTube after 32 million hits
# Copywrong
# Copywrong

Singing Hallelujah priest's video removed from YouTube after 32 million hits

Apr 30th 2014, 9:14 AM 8,943 Views 8 Comments

It’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah.

EU Court of Justice rules that ISPs can be forced to block copyright-infringing sites
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# Blocking

EU Court of Justice rules that ISPs can be forced to block copyright-infringing sites

Mar 27th 2014, 4:48 PM 5,923 Views 25 Comments

The ruling allows ISPs to decide the best way to combat copyright violations in their respective country.

Android pirates plead guilty in first counterfeit apps case
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# Arr-ndroid

Android pirates plead guilty in first counterfeit apps case

Mar 25th 2014, 10:01 AM 8,612 Views 8 Comments

More than one million counterfeit apps were sold by US site appbucket.net, which were worth more than €500,000.

Playboy suing Harper's Bazaar for linking to Entertainment.ie Kate Moss pics
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# Copyright

Playboy suing Harper's Bazaar for linking to Entertainment.ie Kate Moss pics

Jan 18th 2014, 1:07 PM 33,933 Views 0 Comments

Entertainment.ie is also being sued for publishing the images.

Take an inside peek inside one of Google's most controversial projects
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# Google Books

Take an inside peek inside one of Google's most controversial projects

Dec 22nd 2013, 5:30 PM 27,185 Views 24 Comments

Who knew books could cause such a fuss?

'It wasn’t SOPA, we were not doing SOPA': Sherlock defends controversial copyright law
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# Online Copyright Law

'It wasn’t SOPA, we were not doing SOPA': Sherlock defends controversial copyright law

Dec 7th 2013, 8:15 AM 11,354 Views 32 Comments

Junior Minister Seán Sherlock has spoken at length about the controversy surrounding a law enacted last year that some believe will restrict internet freedom.

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