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£10k fine for Sky Sports piracy

Following successful legal action taken by Sky, a licensee in Dundee, Scotland, has been ordered to pay £10,000 (€11,700) in damages for infringing Sky’s copyright by showing Sky Sports programming illegally in their premises. Sky sought, and was awarded, a permanent interdict in the Court of Session, Edinburgh, which prevents the licensee, and anyone acting on […]

June 12, 2023By Colin Mann

Study: EU youngsters find it acceptable to buy fakes

A study by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) indicates that while Europeans are growing wary of counterfeits and illegal content, price remains a deciding factor as young consumers are more likely to find it acceptable to buy fakes. The study, European Citizens and Intellectual Property: Perception, Awareness and Behaviour, finds that Europeans are […]

June 12, 2023By Colin Mann

EBU, Rugby Europe sign Rugby Sevens deal

The EBU and Rugby Europe have signed an agreement to cover the Olympic sport of Rugby Sevens in selected European territories. The agreement between the EBU and Rugby Europe, the continental governing body for Rugby Union, enables EBU Members to televise both the Rugby Europe Men’s and Women’s Championship Series in 2023 and 2024. The […]

June 9, 2023

LFP targets €1bn in rights

French professional football league LFP is targeting €1 billion in its next TV rights cycle starting from the season 2024-2025, that will be launched in September, league president Vincent Labrune revealed in an interview with sport daily L’Équipe. Its final objective in 2027 is to be at €1.6 billion per year. Once the tender is […]

June 8, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Boeing accused of technology theft

Boeing’s aerospace division is being sued for alleged theft of IP concerning the counterfeiting of highly specialised tools used on NASA projects. The action comes from Colorado-based Wilson Aerospace which is suing Boeing over what Wilson alleges is its ‘Fluid Fitting Torque Device-3’ developed by Wilson, and which Boeing used to attach four main engines […]

June 8, 2023

Research: Most games’ IP adaptations are animation

Research from Omdia reveals the majority of movies and series adaptations originating from games IP are animation. Japan has maximised opportunities from cross-media IP for decades, with Pokémon being the highest-profile global success. Some three quarters (72 per cent) of video-game adaptations since 1982 were from animation, with 65 per cent of these adaptations coming […]

June 8, 2023

HBA Media boost racing rights portfolio

HBA Media’s has announced the completion of three new deals, strengthening the agency’s international racing portfolio. HBA has partnered with the Hong Kong Jockey Club to distribute seven international Group 1 contests staged over two principal race days highlighted by the Longines Hong Kong International Races in mid-December which features the Hong Kong Sprint, Mile, […]

June 8, 2023

Rival golf tours to merge

The PGA Tour, DP World Tour and the Public Investment Fund (PIF) have announced what they describe as a landmark agreement to unify the game of golf, on a global basis. The parties have signed an agreement that combines PIF’s golf-related commercial businesses and rights (including LIV Golf) with the commercial businesses and rights of […]

June 7, 2023By Colin Mann

Streamers are failing the stress test

The Covid pandemic was a once in a lifetime stress test for many sectors. No customers on the streets represents the darkest of times for hospitality, retail and live entertainment. For streamers, though, ‘Happy Days’. Time on everyone’s hands and nothing else to spend their money on. The bump to their subscriber numbers and revenues […]

June 5, 2023

Facterra data supports anti-piracy lawsuits

Facterra, a specialist in providing copyright infringement data to combat film and music piracy, has been named as a data provider in two significant anti-piracy lawsuits against the Internet Service Providers WideOpenWest Finance (US District Court for the District of Colorado, Civil Action No. 1:21-cv-1901-DDD-MEH) and RCN Telecom Services (US District Court for the District […]

June 5, 2023By Colin Mann