All posts with the tag: Copyright

In Football Association Premier League Ltd v British Telecommunications plc and others, the High Court granted the Football Association Premier League Ltd (“FAPL”) a blocking order targeting streaming servers. Background In FAPL v Sky [2013] EWHC 2058, FAPL was granted an interim injunction against the major UK ISPs (including Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media). This required … Continue reading FAPL v ISPs – the next fixture of the Premier league season

In Heythrop Zoological Gardens Limited (t/a Amazing Animals) and another v Captive Animals Protection Society, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court refused to grant an interim injunction preventing publication of photographs and videos taken by animal rights campaigners.  It held there was an insufficient likelihood that the claimant zoo would obtain a final injunction at trial … Continue reading IPEC refuses to grant interim injunction against animal rights campaigners

In McFadden v Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) has ruled that providers of free WiFi networks are not liable for copyright infringement committed by third parties using their network. Background Tobias McFadden owned a lighting and sound system store and, using the services of a telecommunications … Continue reading CJEU rules provider of free WiFi not liable for copyright infringement by network users

The Court of Appeal has today handed down its judgment in Cartier International AG and others v British Sky Broadcasting Limited and others, refusing an appeal against an order requiring internet service providers (“ISPs”) to block websites offering counterfeit goods. Cartier and the other Claimants sought an injunction against the five main ISPs in the … Continue reading Cartier and others v BSkyB and others: Court of Appeal upholds website blocking injunction against internet service providers

In an Opinion published last month on a reference currently before the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) (McFadden v Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH (Case C-484/14)), Advocate General Szpunar addressed the issues of: Whether a password-free, free of charge WiFi service could be liable for infringement of content transmitted via that service, … Continue reading Injunctions could be granted against free-of-charge, password-free WiFi service providers, but within limits, says EU Advocate General

The High Court has ordered a group of ISPs to block access to the “Popcorn Time” application for copyright film and TV content, in Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and others v Sky UK Ltd and others. Birss J had refused to determine the case without a hearing due to the special technical nature of … Continue reading High Court grants blocking injunction in relation to “Popcorn Time” websites

The claimant in Filmflex Movies Ltd v Piksel Ltd issued an application seeking a mandatory interim injunction for the delivery up to it of source code (which had been used to develop software for video on demand technology) on the basis that it was contractually entitled to the same (the “Application”).  The claimant claimed that … Continue reading The “Interim interim” injunction

Copyright holders have secured another victory in their battle against infringing file-sharing sites in 1967 Ltd v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd.  Applying the principles set out in his recent judgment in Cartier v BSkyB (full judgment available here), Arnold J granted an order under section 97A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 requiring … Continue reading High Court applies Cartier v BSkyB principles to copyright infringement case

Cartier International AG and others v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd and others was a test case in which the court held that trademark holders may be granted site-blocking injunctions against internet service providers (“ISPs”). In the judgment, Mr Justice Arnold considered the nature of the court’s jurisdiction to award injunctive relief and concluded that the … Continue reading Cartier v BSkyB: court considers scope of jurisdiction to make injunctions