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Arcadia Group considering sale of BHS department store chain after 'several approaches'

Arcadia, the UK fashion retail group, is considering selling its BHS department store chain after receiving "several approaches" for the loss-making brand, according to press reports. 29 Jan 2015

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Transferring copyrighted works to alternative mediums re-sets owners' right to control distribution, rules EU court

Rights holders can prevent others selling copies of their work in the EU if the copies being sold are available in an alternative medium from those which have already been sold in the market with their consent, the EU's highest court has ruled. 22 Jan 2015

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