We are all familiar with celebrities and social media stars using their social media accounts to promote brands and products. For some, it is their main source of income and they can make millions in endorsement and sponsorship deals. Major TV and sports icons can command hundreds of thousands of pounds per post, which
The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has stated in a legal opinion that posting a link to a website that contains “freely accessible” copyright infringing content should not itself amount to copyright infringement. Fore more on this important development, please read the following Reed Smith client alert: https://www.reedsmith.com/Hyperlinking-to-unauthorised-content-does-not-itself-constitute-copyright-infringement-says-Advocate-General-04-25-2016/
We’re pleased to make available our new edition of our Social Media White Paper with expanded chapters and new coverage of Social Media issues in Europe. Our first edition fast became one of the most downloaded documents on Reed Smith’s website. Click here for the new edition and bookmark the entry to be sure to get ongoing revisions. You can also read the individual chapters on our sister blog, Legal Bytes.
Continue Reading New Edition of Reed Smith White Paper — Network Interference: A Legal Guide to the commercial Risks and Rewards of the Social Media Phenomenon
We’re pleased to make available our new edition of our Social Media White Paper with expanded chapters and new coverage of Social Media issues in Europe. Our first edition fast became one of the most downloaded documents on Reed Smith’s website. Click here for the new edition and bookmark the entry to be sure to…
This post was written by Gregor Pryor and Elisabeth Hoffnell.
On 17 April 2009, the four men behind the popular Pirate Bay website were found guilty of copyright infringement and sentenced to one year imprisonment and payment of a fine of SEK 30 million (£2.4 million).
The defendants include the site’s operators Fredik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg and Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi. The prosecutor also charged the Swedish millionaire Carl Lundström, who has donated money to the organisation and has helped configure larger numbers of computers to host the site. The defendants have run The Pirate Bay since 2004 after it was set up a year earlier by the Swedish anti-copyright organisation “the Piracy Agency”.Continue Reading The Pirate Bay trial – the Swedish verdict
The UK Advertising and Standards Agency (ASA) has recently published a report in response to an increase in consumer complaints regarding misleading environmental claims in advertisements. Companies and advertising agencies have been accused of "green washing" advertisements – making environmental claims that are less about saving the planet and more about exploiting consumer concerns. Particularly…