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Right to be Forgotten: Google Wins Geo-blocking Case in EU

Google LLC v CNIL ECLI:EU:C:2019:772; Grand Chamber, European Union Decided on 24th September, 2019 Introduction: This right to privacy case between Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL), the Plaintiff, and Google LLC., the Defendant deals with the personal data of a natural person and the protection of such individuals with regard to the processing of personal data in the European Union (EU). However, the conflict of the case was whether search engine operators were required to de-reference links to personal information globally instead of geo-blocking or domain extension blocking. Facts of the case: The President of CNIL served a formal notice to Google which required...

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Alibaba Smashes Records with $38 Billion Singles’ Day Sales, Nike Pulls its Products from Amazon, Launch of Disney+ and more.

E commerce and Licensing

Alibaba Smashes Records with $38 Billion Singles’ Day Sales; Ferrari To Limit Licensing in Bid to Bolster Luxury Image; With Instagram’s Reel, Facebook is Stepping Up the Offensive Against TikTok; Nike Pulls its Products from Amazon; Govt. Releases New Draft Consumer Protection Rules for E-Commerce; Disney+ Launches with Massive First-Day Subscriptions; Netflix Inks Multi-Year Deal with Nickelodeon and more. Alibaba Smashes Records with $38 Billion Singles’ Day Sales Shrugging concerns of “weakening discretionary spending” and “more muted” demand from Chinese customers in the face of a domestic slowdown, Alibaba’s annual 24-hour shopping event raked in sales worth a whopping $38 billion. Singles’...

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Netflix Wins Suit Against Pablo Escobar’s Girlfriend, New Hollywood Film to Digitally Recreate Late Actor James Dean, Ariana Grande’s $10 Million Suit Put on Hold and more.

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Netflix Wins Suit Against Pablo Escobar’s Girlfriend; James Dean to be Brought Back from the Dead; Internet Service Providers Liable for Illegal Uploads and Downloads; Singapore Retailer Jailed over Devices Illegally Streaming Premier League Matches; Ariana Grande’s $10 Million Fight Against Forever 21 Paused; Chanel West Coast Sued by Sharon Stone Over “Sharon Stoned”; Tencent Wins Copyright Infringement Suit Against NetEase and more. Netflix Wins Suit Against Pablo Escobar’s Girlfriend Virginia Vallejo, the Columbian author, whose character was famously portrayed on the Netflix crime drama series chronicling the life of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, has lost a copyright suit against Netflix...

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Privacy Fears Around Google Sharing Data with Hospitals,Microsoft to Honour California’s Data Privacy Law and more.

Privacy Fears Surround Google (Again) Amidst Data-Sharing Deal with Hospital Network; Microsoft to Honour California’s Data Privacy Law Across the US; Chinese National Pleads Guilty to Stealing Trade Secrets; Sandra Bullock and Ellen DeGeneres File Suit Against Fake Ads and more.  Privacy Fears Surround Google (Again) Amidst Data-Sharing Deal with Hospital Network After acquiring the fitness tracking company Fitbit, Google continues its foray into the $3.5 trillion health sector through a partnership with Ascension, a major US hospital network. The two companies aim to collaborate on tools to analyse health information and assist doctors by making it easier to search for specific...

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California Joins Facebook Investigation, Amazon Accused of “Tying” by Online Merchant, Facebook Pulled Up Over Fake Ads and more.

This is Part II of the IP Privacy and Anti-trust news for the week of 11th November, 2019. Part I is available here. California Joins the Facebook Investigation Cavalcade; Amazon Accused of “Tying” by Online Merchant; Lavazza Dragged to Court by Amazon Reseller; Tik Tok Responds to Allegations of National Security Risk; Facebook Pulled Up Over Fake Ads and more.  California Joins the Facebook Investigation Cavalcade Over the last couple of months, nearly every US state has announced investigations into antitrust or privacy-related matters of Google or Facebook, or both. Conspicuous by its absence from that list was the home of Big Tech...

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Google Acquires Fitbit Amidst Anti-trust Investigation,T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Approved Despite Antitrust Concerns,Facebook Introduces New Corporate Logo and more.

Internet Service Provider Protects Customer Data; Google Acquires Fitbit Amidst Anti-trust Investigation; T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Approved Despite Antitrust Concerns; EC Opens Anti-trust Investigations Against French Retailers; Facebook Introduces New Corporate Logo and more. Internet Service Provider Protects Customer Data Ziggo, an internet service provider, has refused to hand over sensitive information about its customers, to the film company Dutch Filmworks (DFW). DFW is the distributor of the film ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ and in an attempt to prevent any further piracy of its film, had asked Ziggo to handover the named and addresses of 377 people who had illegally downloaded the film. A...

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Google Objects to Sharing Sensitive Data in Antitrust Probe, First Medicine Delivery by Drones in the US, Walmart and Tesla Settle Lawsuit and more.

This is Part II of the IP Privacy and Anti-trust news for the week of 4th November, 2019. Part I is available here. Google Objects to Sharing Sensitive Data in Antitrust Probe; Non-Personal Data Regulation: Recommendations from eCommerce Platforms; First Medicine Delivery by Drones in the US; Walmart and Tesla Settle Lawsuit; WeRide: Corporate Espionage Case and more. Google Objects to Sharing Sensitive Data in Antitrust Probe As part of an ongoing anti-trust investigation into Google's massive digital advertising business in the US, the search giant has been asked to provide sensitive information about its ad operation and data collection policies. Google though, is...

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Copyright Applications Up by 22%

COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is an increase of 22% in the total number of copyright applications filed for the month of October as compared to the month of September. A total of 1636 applications were filed in the month of September, 2019. The majority of applications were filed for literary works and artistic works.   Sl. No Type of Work Number of Applications Filed in the Month of September 2019 Number of Applications Filed in the Month of September 2019 Change Percentage Change 1 Literary/ Dramatic Work 845   969   124 Increase of 14% 2 Artistic Work 586   394   192 Decrease of 0.32% 3 Cinematograph Work 21   11   10 Decrease of 0.47% 4 Sound Recording 50   116   66 Increase of 132% 5 Software 119   146   27 Increase of 22%   Total 1621   1636   15 Increase of 22%   Authored and compiled by Neharika Vhatkar (Associate, BananaIP Counsels) The Copyright Statistics...

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Premier League weary of Illegal Streaming of Football Matches, Netflix Continues Battle Against Fox, Johnny Depp Wins Malpractice Suit and more.

Premier League weary of Illegal Streaming of Football Matches; Photo Agency Sues Katy Perry for Infringing Picture; Copyright Infringement Suit Against Taylor Swift Returns; Netflix Continues Battle Against Fox; Johnny Depp Wins Malpractice Suit; Tamilrockers leak a Stream of Bollywood Films online; Sunny Leone accused of Plagiarism; FIR Filed Against Aaj Tak over Ayodhya Case and more. INTERNATIONAL NEWS Premier League weary of Illegal Streaming of Football Matches In a recent study conducted by Online Betting Guide (OLBG), a sports betting website, it was found that a large number of UK football fans access unofficial internet streams to watch football matches. This is...

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HBO Max to Launch in May, Gains Exclusive Rights of ‘South Park’, Google Cloud Unveils New Celebrity Recognition Feature, Louis Vuitton Bids to take over Tiffany & Co and more.

HBO Max to Launch in May, Gains Exclusive Rights of ‘South Park’; Forbes’ Unique List of Dead Celebrities Income; Google Cloud Unveils New Celebrity Recognition Feature; Golf TV to introduce its Originals; Louis Vuitton Bids to take over Tiffany & Co.; TSMC and GlobalFoundries End Legal Battle with a Cross-Licensing Deal; Spotify Launches a Kids-friendly App; NFL is the Latest Addition to the Music Streaming World; Ola’s Electric Vehicle Venture Raises USD 300 million Funding; Twitter to Ban All Political Ads Ahead of the 2020 Elections in the U.S.; CCI launches Investigation against Oyo and Make My Trip; Microsoft Bags...

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