A verdict made by the Strasbourg based European Court of Human Rights condemns Hungarian Parliament for violating freedom of press with their regulations and banning journalists. The Office of Parliament is ordered to pay legal fees of €4574 (4900 USD). Parliament will not reconsider their house regulations because they claim the verdict approved multiple parts of their defence.
Two Chinese companies had intellectual property legal dispute in the USA. The global leader of drone market, DJI came out shorter and it may cause them a big loss on the US market.
Another instructive court ruling was made about an embeded social media photo. This time a greatly different deciesion was made than in a previous case – but the situation is totally different too, what makes it clear what you may or may not.
An interesting legal debate started when Steven Spielberg (employees) didn’t allow a photographer to take paparazzi photos of a movie shooting on the streets of New York. Security guards did everything they could to prevent photographing the movie shooting. They installed blockades, canvases, privacy screens and held umbrellas in front of the photographer to block his view. Photographer in return sued the movie company for infringing First amendment rights as New York streets are private property and it is part of freedom of speech to take photos of things happening on the streets.
More and more news are coming about stars getting sued by paparazzis for infringing their copyrights and a series of fan pages being deleted by social media sites for the very same reason. It seems some celebrities and fans have a hard time understanding they cannot just grab photos and use them as they want.
Photographers in the mean time have a hard time accepting these rip off so they go into court against world famous people as well – and they win these cases too. As an end result however after getting burned themselves celebrities started to educate their followers too.