Phew!Tube: The Great (Liability) Escape – The ECJ Rules YouTube Are Not To Blame For Copyright Infringements

Cases of illegal online video uploads, be it on YouTube or other media platforms, are a dime a dozen. In this new developing digital age, the legalities of online copyright are still being teased out in real time, right before our eyes. After a lengthy legal battle between Europe’s creative industry and online media platforms,... Continue Reading →

Vaccination or Termination? Pick One.

2020 was not great. Indeed, the supposed apocalypse that was predicted in 2020 seemed — to an extent — to come to fruition.  As we enter 2021, normality will begin to return, families and friends will be reunited, and people will leave their homes after months of misery in isolation.  The flowers are blooming, the birds are... Continue Reading →

Tesla: Rocking the Boat or Floating Nicely?

Tesla, the electric vehicle and clean energy company, has been at the forefront of sustainable transport for the past decade. Since Tesla went public on the NASDAQ stock exchange in 2010, the company has been making countless headlines. One of the positive recent stories was Tesla’s introduction on to the S&P 500 Index.     The S&P... Continue Reading →

What’s the deal with Google? … Google it.

Google.  Need I say more? Everyone knows Google.  The quintessential search engine.  Why does my stomach hurt?  Google it.  Why am I always hungry?  Google it.  Why is my Law degree so hard?  Just… you get the idea. For years, Google has been the dominant search engine, holding over 90% of the international search market... Continue Reading →

Bird & Bird Open Day Review

Oh, how things have changed since I wrote my last Open Day review! From virtual vacation schemes to remote (net)working, the legal profession has changed significantly since the pandemic hit. A firm that has dealt particularly well with this change is Bird & Bird, which recently hosted a fantastic Open Day that I shall be... Continue Reading →

One Small Step for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Signatories, One Giant Leap for International Trade:

The new Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) has been signed between China, Japan and Asian-Pacific countries. To quickly introduce the RCEP, it is one of the most extensive and substantial trade agreements signed to date! Jargon Buster: All image rights belong to According To A Law Student (ATALS). Let’s back up for a second. Before... Continue Reading →

CASE STUDY: The Apple v Epic Games Saga: A Fortnite-mare

The Facts: Apple has been making headlines recently over the row with the entertainment company, Epic Games, the creator of the Fortnite games franchise. The disagreement centres around Epic’s membership of Apple’s Developer Program. The Program gives developers (such as Epic) everything they need to build, test, and deploy apps across Apple’s devices through the App... Continue Reading →

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