IP in the news - 4 August 2014


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Summary: Our regular update on developments in the world of IP, this week featuring police adverts on illegal websites and Max Moseley's 'right to be forgotten'.

Illegal Websites and Police Notices

As part of the latest “follow the money” approach to combating piracy, the police have begun posting adverts on websites hosting illegal content telling end users that the site has been reported to the police and that they should close their web browser.

Photographs and privacy

Former Formula 1 head Max Mosley is taking legal action against Google relying on data protection and privacy laws to require them to remove photographs of him at a sex party from the internet. The photographs relate to his earlier case against the News Of The World in which he won £60,000 in damages.

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