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In a ruling that is likely to have a huge impact on manufacturers of classic car replicas, a recent decision by a court in Sweden has seen Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), owners of the Jaguar Cars brand, victorious in a copyright claim against a small Swedish business.

A recent decision by the Court of Appeal in the US, overturning a previous and highly controversial decision regarding unauthorised use of images on the internet, has come as a relief to professional photographers worldwide.

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Epic Games, makers of the hugely popular online computer game ‘Fortnite’ are taking legal action against the organisers of a UK ‘live experience’ event that was based on the game.

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In a move that will come as a relief to internet news aggregators such as Google News and the Huffington Post, the European Parliament has confirmed in principal the rules to be covered under the European Copyright Directive. The proposed reforms, which have been two years in the making, are still subject to final review but in draft form they would appear to assuage news aggregators who feared that they may face copyright legal action or other penalties for displaying short pieces of content – known as ‘snippets’ – from other, third party sources.

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A recent decision by the European Parliament approving a new copyright law could have major implications for online user generated content and may even ‘destroy the internet as we know it’ according to user groups.

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  • In a ruling that is likely to have a huge impact on manufacturers of classic car replicas, a recent decision by a court in Sweden has seen Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), owners of the Jaguar Cars brand, victorious in a copyright claim against a small Swedish business. Read More