Category: Intellectual Property

The Pied Piper and Other Social Media Tales

The Pied Piper and Other Social Media Tales

Pied Piper (Noun): A charismatic person who attracts followers. (Merriam Webster English Dictionary) There was a time when the only communication with the outside world during a working day was the morning post delivery or...

Premier League TV Rights Case Raises Serious Intellectual Property Issues

Premier League TV Rights Case Raises Serious Intellectual Property Issues

The decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) released today is the outcome expected, but may have far reaching consequences comments Michael Forrester of Ralli’s iSolicitors team. These cases concerned...

ACS:Law/Media C.A.T-Judge Birss allows wasted costs application to proceed

ACS:Law/Media C.A.T-Judge Birss allows wasted costs application to proceed

Judgment was today handed down in the Patents County Court in the wasted and third party costs actions brought by a number of defendants against ACS: Law and the sole principle of that firm,...

Illegal File Sharer Consumers To Launch Harassment Case

Illegal File Sharer Consumers To Launch Harassment Case

Ralli are advising hundreds of consumers in relation to a group action for harassment following letters from ACS:Law accusing those individuals of illegal filesharing and copyright infringement.   Ralli have been contacted by hundreds...

Defendants in January copyright hearing urged to come forward

Defendants in January copyright hearing urged to come forward

Ralli is working for hundreds of people who have received letters from law firms alleging copyright infringement.   Michael Forrester is a solicitor in Ralli’s IP & Media team. He has experience of dealing...

From folklore to IP infringement, Kenya’s creative sector is stepping up

From folklore to IP infringement, Kenya’s creative sector is stepping up

During a recent visit to Kenya at the behest of The British Council, I spoke with representatives of businesses in the creative sector. They operate in an uncertain legal context: the first statute dealing...

Charities and not-for-profit organisations set to pay music royalties

Charities and not-for-profit organisations set to pay music royalties

Phonographic Performance Ltd and PRS for Music have announced new arrangements for charities and not-for-profit organisations, which means that these organisations will be obliged to pay royalties in respect of recordings of music played...

Recipients of ACS Law copyright infringement letters urged to come forward

Recipients of ACS Law copyright infringement letters urged to come forward

NATIONAL law firm Ralli says recipients of file sharing bullying letters and demands for money may be entitled to compensation for harassment. Ralli’s harassment law team is already providing advice on potential claims arising...