IP & IT Law (26 July – 9 August)

Ellie MacKenzie

August 9, 2019

IP & IT News 

ICO launches consultation on the draft framework code of practice for the use of personal data in political campaigning

ICO – 9 August 

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is consulting on a new framework code of practice for the use of personal data in political campaigning. The draft framework code is now out for public consultation and the consultation will remain open until Friday 4 October 2019.


EU may expand collection of air passenger data to rail and road users

The Guardian – 7 August 

EU member states have given their ‘broad support’ to the expansion of the passenger name record (PNR) directive. The proposed amendments would cover the collection of the personal data of people travelling on high-speed trains and on Europe’s roads.


UK IPO Report on Artificial Intelligence Innovation – Aye Aye AI!

Reddie & Grose – 30 July 

A recent Worldwide review of Artificial Intelligence (AI) patents conducted by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has been published. Reddie & Grose discuss the findings and the future of AI.


Katy Perry, Capitol Records to pay £2.2m in copyright case against Christian rapper Flame

The Guardian – 30 July 

Artist, Katy Perry, has been forced to pay £2.2 million to Christian rapper Flame, after a jury found that her song Dark Horse plagiarised one of his tracks. All six songwriters of Dark Horse were judged to have infringed copyright, and all must pay damages.