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Mar 15, 2013 | From the print edition

>> The Federal Court in Australia has said that musicians should be entitled to receive royalties when commercial radio streams music online.

>> Brazilian regulators have ruled that Apple does not have exclusive rights to use the “iPhone” trademark in the country. The ruling is the result of a local company, Gradiente Eletronica, registering the name in 2000, six years before the US firm. Apple can continue to sell iPhone-branded handsets in Brazil. But the decision means that Gradiente has an option of suing for exclusivity in South America’s biggest market. The US tech giant has lodged an appeal against the decision with the Brazilian regulators.


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