CRM database software licensing copyright infringement

High Court cases involving copyright infringement of CRM database software and billing software have increased exponentially as software companies compete aggressively for the same licensees in the customer relations, content management and sales space.

The recent case of Ultrasoft Technologies Limited v Hubcreate Limited Case No: IP-2015-000042, at the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, is a good example of how the fierce competition is being fought out through the courts. Judgment was handed down on Wednesday 16th March 2016 by Judge Hacon.

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Copyright infringement on You Tube

The first rule about copyright infringement on You Tube is that copyright infringement on You Tube is not like copyright infringement on other platforms. You Tube has it’s own application of copyright laws. We often get asked by production studios to write contracts for consultants, contractors, clients and so on. These consultants monetise digital channels on You Tube with original content that has been created by the studio for a TV series, or other media channel.

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The digital economy act and the voluntary copyright alert program 2015

My very short submission preferring efficient regulation and legislation in the form of the Digital Economy Act 2010 (DEA) here, deliberately stays out of the details of the controversial law. The DEA is no less controversial today than it was in 2010 when it came into force. It was clear then that the controversial law was bound to change significantly, consequently, it wasn’t worth setting out any details at the time.

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Social media business

The main issues that arise in the social media business context from a legal perspective are: (i) defamation (ii) censorship, and freedom of expression (iii) copyright infringement (iv) trade mark infringement (v) breach of privacy (vi) Data Protection (vi) harassment and bullying (Cyberstalking).

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