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Month: March 2019 (Page 1 of 4)

News: Privacy Injunction Statistics for 2018, five applications recorded, substantial reduction from 2017

The Ministry of Justice has published the privacy injunction statistics for 2018.  These record a total of 5 new interim privacy injunction applications. Of these 3 were granted, one was refused and one was withdrawn. The statistics are to be found in Section 7 of the Civil Justice Quarterly for October to December 2018 [pdf], published earlier this month. Continue reading

The EU is trying to protect your memes: but it’s a battle against humourless algorithms – Sabine Jacques

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The European parliament will vote at the end of March 2019 on a proposal to reform EU copyright law. Under this proposal, online platforms arguably have to introduce technological filters to tackle copyright infringements. This will be of particular interest to people who make satirical memes or parodies based on online content such as art or films, much of which is subject to copyright protection. Continue reading

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