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Weekly Copyright Media & Entertainment Law Updates

Weekly Copyright, Media and Entertainment Law Updates

This week's copyright, media and entertainment law updates are as below:   Songwriters signed away their right to sue for "Shake It Off" Taylor Swift provided sworn testimony in one of the several copyright infringement litigations she has been involved in over "Shake It Off" in August. The Artist’s lawyers now claim that the plaintiffs waived their right to sue when they signed publication contracts years ago. Taylor Swift stated, among other things, that she "had never heard the song Playas Gon'…

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Weekly Antitrust and Data Privacy Updates

Weekly Anti-trust and Privacy Updates

This week’s anti-trust and privacy updates are as follows: The UK ICO will fine TikTok £27 million for failing to protect children's privacy TikTok, the viral video sharing app that is especially popular among young people, was found to have failed to safeguard children's privacy from 2018 to 2020, according to a UK ICO inquiry. Given the prolonged term and the seriousness of the crimes, TikTok may be liable for a £27 million punishment if this conclusion holds up. The anticipated…

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Use Donald Trump’s name, and ‘You’re fired!’

  The American presidential race has always been interesting, and the present one is no exception. Undoubtedly the most interesting candidate of all is Donald Trump. The highly opinionated, often loud-mouthed star of The Apprentice, who finds it hard to stay away from the spotlight is in the news again. This time Donald Trump is ‘firing’ a politically oriented clothing website which has been using Trump’s trademarked name in its domain name.   The domain name in question, Stoptrump.us, sells t-shirts and…

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