This Week In Review: Week 29

French News Groups Demand Twitter's Cooperation in Licensing Fees Dispute

Originally posted by RFI
French news publishers, including Le Figaro, Le Parisien, Les Echos, and Le Monde, have requested that Twitter representatives be summoned by judges in Paris due to a dispute over neighboring rights. The publishers want Twitter to negotiate licensing fees and provide data for calculating the amount of remuneration owed to them for the reproduction of their content. Failure to comply could result in Twitter being fined several million euros.
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Vancouver Writer to Sue British Museum for Removing Poetry Translations Without Credit

Originally posted by ARTnews
Vancouver-based writer Yilin Wang has raised funds to initiate a legal claim against the British Museum, accusing it of copyright infringement for removing her poetry translations from an exhibition on nineteenth century China; Wang aims to seek proper credit, reasonable payments, and an apology from the museum.
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Shein Faces Lawsuit Alleging Massive Copyright Infringement and Racketeering

Originally posted by The Fashion Law
Chinese retail company Shein is facing a lawsuit accusing them of large-scale copyright and trademark infringement, as well as engaging in racketeering activities. Independent designers claim that Shein's algorithm-based system copies their works and produces exact replicas, causing substantial damage to their businesses, while Shein's decentralized corporate structure helps them avoid liability for intellectual property infringement.
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Italy's Senate Unanimously Passes Law to Combat Piracy and Protect Copyright

Originally posted by Reuters
Italy's Senate has unanimously approved a law that allows swift action against unauthorized pirate networks streaming copyright-protected content, particularly live events like sports, enabling illegal platforms to be blocked within 30 minutes of receiving an order from the communication watchdog. The move is welcomed by Italy's soccer clubs and aims to protect copyright and combat piracy, with estimates suggesting that illegal access to live sports streaming events costs the industry around 290 million euros ($321 million) annually.
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João Negrão to Lead EUIPO as New Executive Director Following EU Council Vote

Originally posted by Juve Patent
Portuguese native João Negrão has been voted as the new executive director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), succeeding Christian Archambeau. Negrão faces challenges ahead as the EUIPO deals with a decrease in trademark filings and its role in standard essential patents (SEPs) regulation.
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