Startups – Where Will The Next Tech City Be Located?

Startups – Where Will The Next Tech City Be Located?

Now that the Conservatives have gained another term in government it is likely that they will press ahead with many of their pledges. Of particular interest are the proposals set out in George Osborne’s recent Budget Plan for 2015. The Chancellor of the Exchequer has offered a series of measures to support the technology sector,...Read More »

By Joshua Jaskiewicz | May 18, 2015
EU Wants iPlayer Access Extended Across Europe

EU Wants iPlayer Access Extended Across Europe

The Digital Single Market Aims to Make Copyrighted Works Available Across Europe. With the self-imposed deadline for implementing the Digital Single Market (DSM) approaching, the EU Commission has set out some specific aims that it would like to achieve by the end of 2016. The BBC reports that EU officials are proponents of the DSM...Read More »

By Our Team | May 11, 2015
Azrights Intellectual Property Team To Participate In The London Legal Walk

Azrights Intellectual Property Team To Participate In The London Legal Walk

The London Legal Walk is an annual event that brings together lawyers from all practice areas. Lawyers from solicitors firms and barristers chambers, in house legal teams, charities, companies, magazines, and more, of all levels of seniority will be taking part in support of the London Legal Support Trust charity. This year the walk will be led...Read More »

By Our Team | May 6, 2015
Judges Increasingly Allow Discovery Of Private Facebook Content

Judges Increasingly Allow Discovery Of Private Facebook Content

Courts in the United States are beginning to allow private social media content to enter into trials as evidence. Recent examples in both Florida and Louisiana demonstrate that “...a trend is emerging, …and as social media pages land front and centre in courtrooms across the [U.S.], companies and individuals” should pay attention. It may be...Read More »

By Our Team | May 4, 2015
Data Protection Changes: How Will This Impact You After The General Election?

Data Protection Changes: How Will This Impact You After The General Election?

With the General Election looming, and the Conservative Party’s pledge to renegotiate Britain’s membership by holding a referendum to determine whether to remain in the EU, this could have far reaching implications in terms of emerging EU laws. One area where it would have significant impact if the UK left the EU, is the European...Read More »

By Shireen Smith | April 30, 2015
World IP Day 2015: A Change In The Tide For Music?

World IP Day 2015: A Change In The Tide For Music?

On 26 April, World Intellectual Property Day... celebrate[d] music with the aim of promoting discussion of the role of IP in encouraging innovation and creativity. As a part of this, there [were] ...discussions across the globe exploring some of the challenges and subsequent changes shaping the music industry today. A key change in the music industry...Read More »

By Our Team | April 28, 2015
Business Litigation:  Differences Between Employees And Contractors

Business Litigation: Differences Between Employees And Contractors

News that Uber drivers in California were claiming to be employees rather than self-employed contractors caught my attention this week because the ramifications for many modern business models could be huge as this bizjounals article points out. Many business models nowadays classify workers as self-employed independent contractors even though those individuals only have a single...Read More »

By Shireen Smith | April 24, 2015
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Bites Back In Internet.org India Row

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Bites Back In Internet.org India Row

Zuckerberg reportedly argued in a blog post that Internet.org's basic free services were not incompatible with net neutrality - the principle that all web services should be equally accessible. "We fully support net neutrality," he wrote. "Universal connectivity and net neutrality can and must co-exist." But critics were quick to respond. Writing in the Hindustan...Read More »

By Our Team | April 20, 2015
Copyright Laws UK: Getting Out Of Bad Contracts

Copyright Laws UK: Getting Out Of Bad Contracts

Percy Sledge, the well-known R&B singer, who is reputed to have written the song “When a Man Loves a Woman” died this week. While Sledge had a long and illustrious career in the music industry, his later works never reached the height of fame of his original song. Sledge is said to have composed the...Read More »

By Shireen Smith | April 17, 2015
Will The African Union Convention On Cybercrime Be Effective And Protect Human Rights?

Will The African Union Convention On Cybercrime Be Effective And Protect Human Rights?

With the rise in internet users across Africa cybercrime is a growing problem involving “gangs embracing more sophisticated ways to use technology, such as malware and botnets…” reports the BBC. The high number of African users means an estimated “49 million cyber-attacks took place on the continent in the first quarter of last year”. Experts...Read More »

By Our Team | April 14, 2015
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