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PRO-TEK Vaults announces expansion

PRO-TEK Vaults, a specialist in film preservation, media curation, digital media services, and archival solutions, has doubled its storage and services capacity with the addition of a new 60,000 square foot facility in Thousand Oaks, CA and significant investment in its services capacity. “Demand for restoration and mastering services from entertainment industry customers has been […]

September 20, 2023

Music hacker ordered to pay back £100,000

A court has granted a confiscation order against a hacker who was jailed in 2022 after he stole unreleased material owned by famous recording artists and sold it on the dark web in exchange for cryptocurrency. Adrian Kwiatkowski, 23, of Ipswich, was given three months to pay £101,503 (€118,000) at Ipswich Crown Court following proceedings […]

June 14, 2023

£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

Anti-piracy software to tackle AI music infringement

Software platform TCAT, a subsidiary of digital media content provider One Media, who specialises in the active monetisation of music and video intellectual property rights together with copyright protection technology, has launched a new product to its SaaS portfolio, TCAT Insight. TCAT Insight is the latest addition to the proprietary suite of TCAT software products […]

May 31, 2023By Colin Mann

Robinson nominated for US IP role

US President Joe Biden has announced his intent to nominate Deborah Robinson for the role of Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. Robinson is an attorney with extensive experience protecting intellectual property rights on a global scale. Her career includes leadership roles as a corporate attorney and in public service as a prosecutor. As head of intellectual […]

May 9, 2023By Colin Mann

MPs to probe AI in the creative industries

The Science, Innovation and Technology Committee of the UK House of Commons is to hold an evidence session on ‘Artificial intelligence and the arts: How is AI impacting the creative industries?’ as part of its governance of artificial intelligence (AI) inquiry, looking at the impact of AI in the creative industries, and the implications for […]

May 5, 2023By Colin Mann

USTR identifies IP-infringing nations

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released its 2023 Special 301 Report on the adequacy and effectiveness of US trading partners’ protection and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights. “Innovation and creativity are at the heart of American competitiveness. That is why the Biden-Harris Administration’s new story on trade includes lifting […]

April 27, 2023By Colin Mann

Report: IP key to economic recovery, defeating pandemic

The ninth annual International IP Index, Recovery Through Ingenuity, from the US Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC), which champions innovation and creativity through intellectual property standards, has highlighted the extraordinary role of intellectual property (IP) rights in delivering pandemic-ending solutions. The report evaluates IP rights in 53 global economies — from patent […]

March 25, 2021By Colin Mann