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The ICO has issued a penalty notice to over 100 organisations for failing to pay their data protection fee. Failing to pay this fee due to an innocent mistake may not be accepted as a viable excuse, as demonstrated by the recent judgement in Farrow & Ball Limited v The Information Commissioner (Dismissed) [2019] UKFTT 2018_0269 (GRC). Under the Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018, UK organisations are required to pay the ICO an…
Duran Duran’s loss of a recent High Court case emphasises the importance of taking foreign law advice when dealing with IP rights that exist outside the UK. The ruling means that Duran Duran are unable to regain the US copyright for 37 songs, including “Rio”, “Hungry Like a Wolf” and “Is There Something I Should Know?” from music publishers Gloucester Place Music Limited. The court held that Duran Duran were unable to terminate an assignment of…