Court of Appeal

  1. British ISPs BT, TalkTalk Lose Challenge To U.K. Digital Economy Act

    March 06, 2012 9:15 AM EST BT and TalkTalk, two of the United Kingdom's biggest ISPs, have lost their long-running challenge to the U.K. Digital Economy Act, removing one of the main obstacles to the Act finally coming into effect. The court judgment was announced toda ...

  2. Vybz Kartel Facing Murder Charges: The Reggae Biz Reacts

    October 14, 2011 3:25 PM EDT Murder Was the Case: Vybz Kartel is facing murder charges following the death of promoter Barrington "Bossie" Bunton. As dancehall artist Vybz Kartel faces his latest and most serious criminal charges, speculation is rife within the regg ...

  3. UK Court Rules In Favor Of Procol Harum Organist

    July 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT He didn't skip the light fandango, but Procol Harum's former keyboardist said he was delighted Thursday after Britain's top court ruled he was entitled to a share of royalties from the band's hit "A Whiter Shade of Pale.&q ...

  4. Court Of Appeal Rejects Retrial For Pirate Bay

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sweden's Court of Appeal has ruled the judge in the high-profile Pirate Bay copyright infringement case was not biased and has rejected calls by Pirate Bay founders for a retrial. A lower Swedish District Court in April found the so-called Pi ...

  5. Billboard Q&A: Lawyers Analyze Pirate Bay Case

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A week after the court ruling in Stockholm against BitTorrent tracker the Pirate Bay, the case is still making headlines and generating huge coverage online, which looks set to continue as the four defendants plan to appeal the verdict of a one-ye ...

  6. Pirate Bay Lawyer Calls For Retrial

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Peter Althin, the lawyer representing Pirate Bay spokesman Peter Sunde, says he intends to demand a retrial following Swedish reports that the judge presiding over the recent trial of four men behind the BitTorrent tracker is a member of the same ...

  7. London Judges Hear Whiter Shade Appeal

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The £1 million ($2.03 million) legal battle over songwriting royalties from Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of Pale" moved to London's Court of Appeal today. The group's 62-year-old founder and frontman Gary Brooker claims ...

  8. Belgian Consumer Group Loses Private-Copy Case

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Belgium's Court of Appeal has ruled that domestic law recognizes the concept of private copying as an exception, which does not override copyright protection. Belgium's Court of Appeal has ruled that domestic law recognizes the concept o ...

  9. Case Analysis: U.K. Court's Internet Libel Jurisdiction

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's not unusual for an American celebrity or other public figure to file a lawsuit for libel in the United Kingdom, rather than in the United States, if there's a legitimate contact with that country It's not unusual for an America ...

  10. Kazaa Owner Loses Appeal Over Search Orders

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Sydney judge today (Oct. 8) rejected an appeal by Sharman Networks, owner of the Kazaa P2P file-sharing service, and digital rights management company Brilliant Brilliant Digital Entertainment in th A Sydney judge today (Oct. 8) rejected an appe ...

  11. Kazaa Owner Loses Appeal Over Search Orders

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Sydney judge today (Oct. 8) rejected an appeal by Sharman Networks, owner of the Kazaa P2P file-sharing service, and digital rights management company Brilliant Brilliant Digital Entertainment in th A Sydney judge today (Oct. 8) rejected an appe ...

  12. Case Analysis: Recovering Defendants' Attorney's Fees in Copyright- Infringement Cases

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It is rare that the successful party to litigation recovers the attorney's fees he spent for the lawsuit. Generally, fees may be awarded only when the parties agreed to such action in the written cont It is rare that the successful party to l ...