Why the UK TuneIn judgments are a return to the dark ages

What happens when you let some old farts from the UK judiciary, fueled by a doomed Brexit, single-handedly decide the technological future, advances and boon to which UK users should have access to? Well, stupid business decisions justified by perfectly elegant and intellectually stimulating legal decisions handed down by old timers on a rampage to…

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Monetising copyright in the book publishing industry

During the ‟Lawfully Creative” podcast recorded with Joe DiMona, Crefovi’s founding and managing partner Annabelle Gauberti and Joe briefly discussed how hard it can be, for book authors such as Joe’s late father, Joseph DiMona, to earn a steady income as professional authors. We also queried what the main income sources for book authors were,…

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How to remedy a breach of license which term is overran?

In the creative industries, many intellectual property rights, such as copyright, trademarks, registered designs and patents are subjected to licenses, in order for right owners and creators to monetize such rights. However, things do not always go smoothly during and after the term of the licensing agreement, between the licensor and the licensee. Therefore, what…

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How to fight abuses of dominant position done by way of IP claims & denigration?

When a competitor which used to reign as a warlord in a particular market becomes challenged by a new player, this competitor may use tactics such as systematic and heavy-handed enforcement of alleged intellectual property rights, as well as aggressive smearing and denigration campaigns, to deter this new entrant. The situation may soon become untenable…

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