Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2012’

Are these the most memorable advertising slogans ever? And how brand reputation is hard to prove

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MegaPirates?: MegaUpload hit with copyright infringement charges

MegaUpload, a popular filesharing “locker” website has been shut down by the US Government, charged with being a worldwide criminal organisation for online piracy. 

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SOPA and PIPA – what is it and what does it all mean?

The online world is in a spin over new proposed legislation recently introduced in the US to target online copyright pirates.

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Damaging a reputation in 140 characters or less

The tort of defamation occurs when there has been publication of defamatory material that causes damage to someone’s reputation. More recently, defamation actions have been based upon comments made in emails.  How does the law of defamation interact with 140 character tweets? 

When is a tweet defamatory? 

Defamation law applies to Twitter, and authors of tweets should be careful to assess the potential impact of what they write.

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Which is the best area of intellectual property law? Google Ngram provides an answer

This week I asked myself a very serious question: Which type of intellectual property law is the best?

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A Mega Song mega saga: a YouTube take-down controversy

I am sure many blog readers would be familiar with this experience:  You are casually browsing videos on YouTube and are confronted with the “black screen of death”.  The video you clicked on has been removed because it is the subject of a copyright claim (see the example below).

Black screen of death for a Rebecca Black video on YouTube

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The price of selling fake G-Star clothes

G-Star, a fashion label, became aware that Mr Amir Dawood was selling counterfeit G-Star clothing from his retail store, Gazoz Jeans, in Fairfield NSW.

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