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Internet hyperlinks ‘do not infringe copyright’

A link to a website which publishes photos without authorisation of the author does not in itself constitute a copyright infringement, an adviser to Europe's top court said on Thursday. The opinion, by the European Court of Ju

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US judge rules copyright for 'Happy Birthday' invalid

A US judge on Tuesday ruled that Warner/Chappell Music does not own a valid copyright to one of the world's most recognisable songs, ‘Happy Birthday to You,’ a decision that brings the song into the public domain.

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Saudi copyright violators fined $1m

Saudi Arabia's General Administration of Copyright imposed fines amounting to more than SR4 million ($1.066 million) on copyright violators and issued compensation amounting to SR2 million during 2013. Penalties for violators

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Saudi copyright violators fined $1m

Saudi Arabia's General Administration of Copyright imposed fines amounting to more than SR4 million ($1.066 million) on copyright violators and issued compensation amounting to SR2 million during 2013. Penalties for violators

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Bahrain King ratifies copyright, trademark laws

His Majesty King Hamad has ratified two laws approved by parliament and the Shura Council. Some articles on copyright and neighbouring rights were amended, and the GCC Trademark Law (System) will be effective six months after the

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Bahrain to tighten copyright laws

People who breach copyright laws in Bahrain could soon have to pay out of court settlements of up to BD9,000 ($23,781) to intellectual property owners, a report said. Shura Council members could not reach agreement last month abou

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Copyright ruling blow to US publishers

  The US Supreme Court has said US copyright holders cannot block products they make elsewhere from being resold in the US, a blow to publishing companies and other creators of copyrighted content that market their products globa

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Bahrain law on trademark protection passed

A new law to protect trademarks was passed by the Bahrain parliament. The law, proposed by the Shura Council in 2007, means international and local trademarks are not used on other products. Any misuse of trademarks will be punishe

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SAP must pay Oracle interest on $1.3bn verdict

SAP must pay Oracle Corp prejudgment interest on a recent $1.3 billion copyright infringement verdict, but not at the formula suggested by Oracle, according to a judge's ruling filed on Tuesday. Oracle had sought more than $211 million in

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UAE launches campaign for IP rights

UAE's Ministry of Economy has launched a national campaign to uphold and protect intellectual property rights. This campaign comes within the framework of the ministry's efforts to consolidate the concept of intellectual property p

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