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Darren Meale - Blocking Injunctions: The Weapon of Choice in the UK?

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Darren Meale - Blocking Injunctions: The Weapon of Choice in the UK?

  1. 1. Darren Meale Simmons & Simmons LLP Online Copyright + Enforcement = Happiness? 1 April 2014 Blocking injunctions: the weapon of choice in the UK?
  2. 2. © Simmons & Simmons LLP 2013. Simmons & Simmons is an international legal practice carried on by Simmons & Simmons LLP and its affiliated partnerships and other entities. 1 / L_LIVE_EMEA1:20988887v1
  3. 3. © Simmons & Simmons LLP 2013. Simmons & Simmons is an international legal practice carried on by Simmons & Simmons LLP and its affiliated partnerships and other entities. 2 / L_LIVE_EMEA1:20988887v1 How long did it take me to find the first episode of the Walking Dead season 4 online and watch it unlawfully (the first 4 seconds!)? 20 seconds 55 seconds 4 minutes 12 minutes
  4. 4. © Simmons & Simmons LLP 2013. Simmons & Simmons is an international legal practice carried on by Simmons & Simmons LLP and its affiliated partnerships and other entities. 3 / L_LIVE_EMEA1:20988887v1 How long did it take me to get access to The Pirate Bay, a website that is blocked by my ISP? 48 seconds 14 minutes 58 minutes 24 seconds
  5. 5. © Simmons & Simmons LLP 2013. Simmons & Simmons is an international legal practice carried on by Simmons & Simmons LLP and its affiliated partnerships and other entities. 4 / L_LIVE_EMEA1:20988887v1 2001: AN INFO SOC ODYSSEY Copyright MGM
  6. 6. © Simmons & Simmons LLP 2013. Simmons & Simmons is an international legal practice carried on by Simmons & Simmons LLP and its affiliated partnerships and other entities. 5 / L_LIVE_EMEA1:20988887v1 “The High Court… shall have power to grant an injunction against a service provider, where that service provider has actual knowledge of another person using their service to infringe copyright.”
  7. 7. © Simmons & Simmons LLP 2013. Simmons & Simmons is an international legal practice carried on by Simmons & Simmons LLP and its affiliated partnerships and other entities. 6 / L_LIVE_EMEA1:20988887v1
  8. 8. © Simmons & Simmons LLP 2013. Simmons & Simmons is an international legal practice carried on by Simmons & Simmons LLP and its affiliated partnerships and other entities. 7 / L_LIVE_EMEA1:20988887v1
  9. 9. © Simmons & Simmons LLP 2013. Simmons & Simmons is an international legal practice carried on by Simmons & Simmons LLP and its affiliated partnerships and other entities. 8 / L_LIVE_EMEA1:20988887v1
  10. 10. © Simmons & Simmons LLP 2013. Simmons & Simmons is an international legal practice carried on by Simmons & Simmons LLP and its affiliated partnerships and other entities. 9 / L_LIVE_EMEA1:20988887v1 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 2011 2012 2013 Q1 2013 Q2/3 2013 Q4 2014 Q1
  11. 11. © Simmons & Simmons LLP 2013. Simmons & Simmons is an international legal practice carried on by Simmons & Simmons LLP and its affiliated partnerships and other entities. 10 / L_LIVE_EMEA1:20988887v1
  12. 12. © Simmons & Simmons LLP 2013. Simmons & Simmons is an international legal practice carried on by Simmons & Simmons LLP and its affiliated partnerships and other entities. 11 / L_LIVE_EMEA1:20988887v1
  13. 13. © Simmons & Simmons LLP 2013. Simmons & Simmons is an international legal practice carried on by Simmons & Simmons LLP and its affiliated partnerships and other entities. 12 / L_LIVE_EMEA1:20988887v1 Where are we now?
  14. 14. © Simmons & Simmons LLP 2013. Simmons & Simmons is an international legal practice carried on by Simmons & Simmons LLP and its affiliated partnerships and other entities. 13 / L_LIVE_EMEA1:20988887v1 Copyright Susan Roberts via Wikimedia Legal issues?
  15. 15. © Simmons & Simmons LLP 2013. Simmons & Simmons is an international legal practice carried on by Simmons & Simmons LLP and its affiliated partnerships and other entities. 14 / L_LIVE_EMEA1:20988887v1 Where next?
  16. 16. © Simmons & Simmons LLP 2013. Simmons & Simmons is an international legal practice carried on by Simmons & Simmons LLP and its affiliated partnerships and other entities. 15 / L_LIVE_EMEA1:20988887v1 simmons-simmons.com elexica.com Blocking injunctions: the weapon of choice in the UK?

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