Photography and Copyright Infringement

Given the tech savvy society, which we live in, it is all too easy to get caught up in the ‘selfie’ culture. More easily done is the potential to loose track of the rules governing copyright law – specifically IP…

Big Brother is Watching You

Have you ever visited a website and the adverts displayed on the page contain images of goods or products which you specifically researched online? If so, then it is possible that your private information has been misused. The Court of Appeal…

Disputes Over IP Ownership Rights

Both are widely used Intellectual Property (“IP”) terminology and both are also used interchangeably from time to time, however, there is a difference between the two. ‘Copyright’ is often a tool used to protect literary or artistic work i.e. books…

Journalists Caught in the Crossfire of Defamation

Cruddas v Calver [2013] EWHC 2298 (QB) saw journalists and a publisher (the “Defendants”) up in arms and ready to appeal a decision holding them liable for libel and malicious falsehood (of posing as international financiers in an undercover operation)…

Kick it (defamation) out

Professional footballs Mr Rufus (Claimant) and Mr Elliot (Defendant) sue one another too! In February 2013, it was purported that Mr Elliot sent Mr Rufus an offensive and aggressive text message following a business dispute and which contained a racist…