Illegal streams: copyright challenges and how to beat them using trademark law

By Robert Guthrie and Abby Minns

The streaming or retransmission of audiovisual content raises a number of complex legal issues for rights holders, who face a number of hurdles when it comes to taking action. Trademark law is just one enforcement option available

Over the last decade there has been a rapid increase in consumers’ accessibility to the Internet. This is largely due to high-speed internet connections, as well as the availability of 3G and 4G on mobile devices. With this increased connectivity has come growing user demand to access film, television and audiovisual content easily and cheaply, or preferably for free. This in turn has led to increased availability of illegal or pirated content online.

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