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Photographer wins 'monkey selfie' legal fight

September 12, 2017 12:55 am0 comments
Photographer wins 'monkey selfie' legal fight

A photographer has won a two-year legal fight against an animal rights group over a “monkey selfie” photograph. Naruto the macaque monkey took the image in the Indonesian jungle in 2011 when it picked up a camera owned by David Slater from Monmouthshire. US judges had said copyright protection could […]

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Man City owners consider legal action over 'financial doping' accusation

September 6, 2017 3:35 pm0 comments
Man City owners consider legal action over 'financial doping' accusation

Manchester City’s owners say they are considering legal action after La Liga president Javier Tebas accused them of “financial doping”. Tebas said City and Paris St-Germain had spent money from outside football and action should be taken to stop it. He also said Girona, the club in which City’s owners […]

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YouTube stars win fair use legal battle

August 24, 2017 10:00 pm0 comments
YouTube stars win fair use legal battle

Videomakers Ethan and Hila Klein, who run the YouTube channel h3h3 Productions, have won a legal battle over copyright in online video. The pair were sued after making fun of a video by another film-maker, Matt Hosseinzadeh, in which he pursued a love interest using parkour. They had used clips […]

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Charlie Gard parents end legal fight for 'beautiful' baby

July 24, 2017 1:46 pm0 comments
Charlie Gard parents end legal fight for 'beautiful' baby

Media playback is unsupported on your device The parents of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard have ended their legal challenge to take him to the US for experimental treatment. A lawyer representing Chris Gard and Connie Yates told the High Court “time had run out” for the baby. Mr Gard […]

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Strategy targets legal highs and chemsex

July 13, 2017 7:02 pm0 comments
Strategy targets legal highs and chemsex

So-called “legal highs” and “chemsex” drugs will be targeted in a government move aimed at cutting illicit drug use. Figures from the Home Office show the number of 16 to 59-year-olds taking drugs has fallen from 10.5% to 8% in the past decade. But the department is worried about the […]

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Oculus facing legal ban on VR code used in its products

February 25, 2017 3:31 am0 comments
Oculus facing legal ban on VR code used in its products

The video game publisher that won a case against Facebook-owned Oculus has asked a judge to block the firm from using its code in virtual reality products. Earlier this month a US court ruled that Oculus had used ZeniMax’s code without permission. If the ban is granted, it could limit […]

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Tech firms back legal fight against Trump's travel ban

January 31, 2017 4:03 am0 comments
Tech firms back legal fight against Trump's travel ban

Amazon, Microsoft and Expedia have backed a legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s immigration curbs. The lawsuit, filed by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, aims to prove that President Trump’s order, which temporarily bars nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US, is unconstitutional. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos said his […]

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MEPs vote on robots' legal status – and if a kill switch is required

January 12, 2017 1:43 am0 comments
MEPs vote on robots' legal status - and if a kill switch is required

MEPs are to vote on the first comprehensive set of rules for how humans will interact with artificial intelligence and robots. The report makes it clear that it believes the world is on the cusp of a “new industrial” robot revolution. MEPs will decide whether to give robots legal status […]

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Phone-hacking inquiry: Ex-Crimewatch presenter makes legal challenge

December 22, 2016 12:11 am0 comments
Phone-hacking inquiry: Ex-Crimewatch presenter makes legal challenge

An ex-Crimewatch presenter and phone-hacking victim is launching a legal challenge to test the government’s commitment to press regulation. Jacqui Hames wants judicial review of the decision by the culture secretary to consult on whether to go ahead with part two of the Leveson Inquiry. “Leveson 2” would examine relationships […]

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Duran Duran 'shocked' after losing legal copyright battle

December 2, 2016 9:56 am0 comments
Duran Duran 'shocked' after losing legal copyright battle

Pop group Duran Duran have said they are “outraged and saddened” at losing a High Court fight to reclaim US rights to some of their most famous songs. “We are shocked that English contract law is being used to overturn artists’ rights in another territory,” said founder member Nick Rhodes. […]

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