Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard have claimed Sheeran's song is a 'note-for-note copy'
A court order blocking a fresh batch of streaming sites has just come into effect
The strange legal quirk has its roots in copyright law and DVD piracy
The piece of classical music has proved a serial money-spinner for a succession of copyright owners, including the composer’s brother’s masseuse, her hairdresser husband and his second wife
Magmatic, the Bristol-based maker of Trunki, has claimed PMS International "ripped off" its design when it launched the Kiddee Case.
The case is still ongoing and could be referred to the European Court
Tattoo designer Solid Oak Sketches has claimed that 2K Games breached their copyright by depicting players' tattoos in their basketball games
The brothers' plan has been heavily criticised by some other members of the YouTube community
Movie streaming site Swefilmer also escaped blocking in the landmark case
Kurzgesagt accused Facebook of profiting from stolen content
Attorneys for Jay Z have claimed the rapper properly acquired the rights to an Egyptian musician's melody to use for his hit 1999 song Big Pimpin', as a trial in a longstanding copyright lawsuit got underway.
All of the disabled websites were operated by the same organisation, which has itself disappeared
The singer is targeting 22 individuals for 'massive infringement' of his work
The two companies have largely been on the same side in the patent wars
Bavaria has cleared the way for Adolf Hitler’s manifesto Mein Kampf to be published in Germany for the first time since the Second World War.
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