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Have I Got Parody for You

A new law concerning the parody of copyrighted works came into force at the start of this month and the debates as to its effect have already begun.  Will it merely lead to more social comment and entertainment which incorporates … Continue reading

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The Legal 500 UK 2014; Blacks achievements recognised

Blacks continued commitment to be the best law firm in Yorkshire for quality of service and client care has not gone unnoticed. The Legal 500 UK 2014 was published this week which saw the firm highly praised for its work … Continue reading

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Who owns the copyright in a monkey selfie?

In 2011, UK wildlife photographer David Slater was taking photos of crested black macaque monkeys in Indonesia when one of the monkeys snatched his camera and took a series of photos of itself. One of these photos, an amusing grinning … Continue reading

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Parliament passes right to caricature, parody and pastiche law

Following a vote in the House of Lords, a law has now been passed that will allow people to alter copyrighted work for “caricature, parody and pastiche”.  The new law, called the Copyright and Rights in Performances (Quotation and Parody) … Continue reading

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The Beat Goes on! Ministry of Sound sues Spotify for copyright infringement

Are you signed up to Spotify? Have you created an ‘Ibiza Annual 2013’ playlist to pay homage to your summer pilgrimage to the White Isle? Then you may have got Spotify in hot water! Ministry of Sound claims that Spotify … Continue reading

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Blacks sponsor Bingley Music Live 2013

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We are very excited to announce that we are sponsoring this year’s Bingley Music Live festival.  Now in its seventh year, Bingley Music Live will be held at Myrtle Park in Bingley, West Yorkshire between 30th August and 1st September. … Continue reading

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Blacks sponsor first ever Leeds Young Music Video Awards

Blacks are very pleased to announce our sponsorship of the first ever Leeds Young Music Video Awards in association with East Leeds FM and the Leeds Young Film Festival. East Leeds FM and the Leeds Young Film Festival want to … Continue reading

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