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CJEU Rules On Copyright Protection In The Online Environment
Recently the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued an important ruling for copyright holders, providers of online platforms and intermediaries dealing with copyright protection...
European Union
24 Jul 2017
ECJ: Hyperlinks To Unauthorised Content May Infringe Copyright
The European Court of Justice has clarified that the posting of a hyperlink to unauthorised content protected by copyright and hosted by a third party may result in copyright infringement.
European Union
15 Sep 2016
Anonymous Sellers Of Illegal E-Books More Easily Unmasked
If an anonymous trader sells illegal e-books online, the internet service provider may be ordered to reveal the infringer's identity.
18 Nov 2015
New Copyright Contract Law Aims To Improve Position Of Authors And Performing Artists
A new Copyright Contract Act entered into force in the Netherlands on 1 July 2015. Its objective is to improve the contractual position of authors and performing artists.
14 Sep 2015
ECJ To Decide On Online Linking To Content Without Copyright Holder's Consent
The Dutch Supreme Court recently delivered its ruling in the GeenStijl/Sanoma case.
12 May 2015
Website’s Local Accessibility Determines Competence Of Court
The ECJ’s judgment was given in a dispute between Ms Hejduk, a photographer who held the copyright to several photographic works, and EnergieAgentur...
European Union
20 Mar 2015
ECJ: Distribution Right Not Exhausted If A Reproduction Changes Medium
If a reproduction of a copyright-protected work has been marketed in the EU with the copyright holder’s consent, it may not be remarketed through a new medium without the copyright holder’s additional consent.
European Union
13 Feb 2015
The European Court Allows Libraries To Digitise Books Without Copyright Holder’s Consent
The European Court of Justice has further clarified what libraries may do under European copyright law with books in their collection.
European Union
17 Oct 2014
Effective ‘Notice & Take Down’ Procedure Vital For Usenet Provider
The Amsterdam Court of Appeal ruled that the activities of Usenet service provider NSE fall under the safe harbour provisions of the E-commerce Directive.
17 Sep 2014
Downloading From Unlawful Sources Is Copyright Infringement
The European Court of Justice has handed down its eagerly awaited decision in ACI Adam v Stichting De Thuiskopie.
19 Apr 2014
Recorded Music Protected For 70 Years And Position Of Lesser Known Artists Improved
Important amendments to a European directive on neighbouring rights were recently implemented in the Netherlands.
17 Dec 2013
CJ Remarkably Willing To Fully Harmonise EU Copyright Law
On 1 December 2011, the European Court of Justice ("CJ") rendered its decision in Eva-Maria Painer v. Standard Verlags GmbH et al.
European Union
13 Dec 2011
Gradual Harmonisation Of The Threshold Of Originality
The objective of the EU Information Society Directive is to harmonise certain aspects of copyright, but does not provide for harmonisation of the threshold of originality, the concept to define a copyrighted work.
7 Dec 2011
No Surprise: EU Law Rules Out General Monitoring Obligation
On Thursday 24 November, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") rendered its decision in Scarlet v Sabam (C-70/10).
European Union
30 Nov 2011
ECJ Judgement L'Oréal v Ebay: A Major Step In Combating Online Infringements
On 12 July 2011, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") handed down its much anticipated decision in L'Oréal v. eBay.
European Union
18 Jul 2011
The ECJ: Cross-Border Traders Of Blank CDs And DVDs Cannot Escape Paying The Private Copying Levy
Yesterday, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") rendered a ground-breaking decision in case C-462/09 Stichting de Thuiskopie v. Opus.
12 Jul 2011
Opinion Of The ECJ Advocate General On Injunctions Against Isps To Filter P2P Traffic
Scarlet, an Internet Service Provider ("ISP"), was ordered by a Belgian court to make it impossible for its customers to share files that infringe rights held by SABAM, the Belgian Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers.
20 Apr 2011
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