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 →

To Waiver Or Not To Waiver? The COVID-19 Vaccine and Intellectual Property Debate:

The debate surrounding intellectual property rights and life-saving pharmaceuticals is nothing new. As we reach the 16-month mark of the global COVID-19 pandemic with only 4.4% of the world population fully vaccinated, this debate has yet again arisen its head – causing fierce and fiery international contest, with relatively distinct teams: wealthy, developed nations vs... Continue Reading →

Alibaba vs The Chinese Regulators. First Warning…

Chinese tech giant Alibaba has been served with a $2.8 billion (£2billion) fine imposed by the country’s anti-monopoly regulator. China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) enforced the measure after it was claimed that Alibaba had been abusing its dominant market position for years.                      The penalty is the latest in a chain of events targeting... Continue Reading →

John Lewis: Searching For Closure

In July 2020, John Lewis announced they were closing 8 stores, affecting 1300 employees. Fast-forward to March 2021, and history appears to be repeating itself, as John Lewis has confirmed it intends to permanently close another 8 stores, affecting a further 1500 jobs. How does John Lewis compare with the High Street as a whole? In lieu... 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 →

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