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The big copyright news last week came in the form of Advocate General Øe's Opinion in Joined Cases C-682/18 and C-683/18, advising the CJEU to rule that platforms are not liable for the making available of infringing user-uploaded content under EU law prior to the DSM Directive. PermaKat Eleonora Rosati reported on it, and announced a webinar on the topic. [Note: the webinar recording is now available here]
Fellow PermaKat Neil Wilkof traced the development of broadside ballads into proto-newspapers, in the form of a public performance of combined literary and artistic works.
Following up on her recent webinar with 4IP and the EU IP Helpdesk titled “What you need to know about copyright and social media”, Hayleigh Bosher answered a number of viewers' questions which she hadn't had time to address.
GuestKat Alex Woolgar gave an overview of the latest twist in the SkyKick tale, with a recent judgment (#4 in the saga) dealing with the consequences of #3's finding that SkyKick had infringed some of Sky's trade mark registrations.
Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo, in her TechieKat capacity [Katpacity?] reported on the International Trademark Association (INTA)'s first online conference, Brands in Society: Their Influence and Responsibility, held on 22 and 23 June 2020.
Emeritus Katonomist Dr Nicola Searle was sceptical about the claims made by the Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law; while she described it as an engaging work on a certain subset of legal studies, it disappointed on the economics front.
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Never Too Late: if you missed the IPKat last week Reviewed by Sophie Corke on Saturday, July 25, 2020 Rating: