Student in Mandela remark row accused of copyright law abuse

An Oxford undergraduate is embroiled in a legal dispute with a leading political blog over the use of his Facebook status. Jeff Vinall, second-year law student at Brasenose and former Director of Communications for the Oxford University Conservative Association, posted a controversial Facebook status about Nelson Mandela. Political Scrapbook, which describes itself as ‘Britain’s leading […]

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OUP continues to pursue copyright case against Delhi Uni

A further hearing for Oxford University Press’ copyright infringement case against Delhi University has taken place, at which lawyers representing the Indian university had their first opportunity to state their defence. The dispute has broken out over Delhi University’s distribution of “course packs”, photocopied collections of selected sections from textbooks, available to students at a […]

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The MPAA Criticise The SOPA Blackout Protests – Here’s Why They Are Wrong To Do So

Today Wikipedia along with many, many other websites partook in the ‘blackout’ protests against new internet piracy guidelines and acts being discussed in the American House of Representatives and the Senate. They essentially removed their sites from circulation for a day citing that this could be a regular occurrence under the new proposals. The laws being […]

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