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Developing a P2P program is not punished under Spanish law ... yet

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The Court of Appeal of Madrid, Section 28, recently handed down a judgment settling the controversy surrounding the liability of peer-to-peer (P2P) interchange-enabling programs' developers, stating that, for the time being, Spanish law does not impose any liability on them.

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High Court of Ireland clarifies correct approach to assessing an account of profits for passing off cases

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The High Court of Ireland considered the correct approach to assessing an account of profits when a defendant has been found liable for passing off. It held that an account of profits should encompass only the profits attributable to the passing off, rather than all profits generated from sales of the product during the period of infringement.

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Does Allah belong exclusively to Islam?

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The Court of Appeal of Malaysia has ruled that Allah is not the God of the Bible. Allah is a proper name and belongs exclusively to Islam.

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Design crime: back to the future or forwards to the past?

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The Intellectual Property Act 2014 has controversially created new criminal offences, and magistrates will therefore find themselves dealing with design infringements.

This is not, however, the first time: the magistrates' courts also had jurisdiction over registered design piracy between 1842 and 1883, and many of the concerns recently raised during passage of the Intellectual Property Act were played out before them.

This article examines some of the cases as reported through the eyes of the Victorian press.

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