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ECJ: Internet Browsing Does Not Amount To Copyright Infringement
On 5 June 2014, the ECJ held that browsing websites without first obtaining the authorisation from the copyright holder does not infringe copyright.
European Union
1 Aug 2014
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Opinion Of ECJ Advocate-General On Interpretation Of Parody
Advocate General Villalon issued a non-binding Opinion for the benefit of the ECJ in Case C-201/13, Deckmyn en Vrijheidsfonds.
European Union
24 Jun 2014
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ECJ Says Internet Service Providers Can Be Ordered To Block Copyright-Infringing Websites
On 27 March 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") responded to a preliminary question of the Austrian Supreme Court (Oberster Gerichtshof) on the interpretation of Article 8(3) of Directive 2001/29/EC of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society (the "Directive").
European Union
16 Apr 2014
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ECJ On IP Infringement Resulting From Online Sales Outside EU
The ECJ handed down an interesting judgment interpreting the notion of infringement of copyright and trade mark law in the context of Regulation 1383/2003.
European Union
27 Mar 2014
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Meta Search Engine Infringes Sui Generis Database Right
The Court of Justice of the European Union issued a preliminary ruling after a referral by the Regional Court of The Hague relating to the sui generis database right.
European Union
19 Feb 2014
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ECJ Attempts (But Largely Fails) To Clarify Scope Of Protection For Technical Protection Measures For Gaming Consoles
The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that a manufacturer of game consoles is protected against the circumvention of its technical protection measures only if such measures seek to prevent the use of illegal videogames.
European Union
19 Feb 2014
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ECJ Attempts But Largely Fails To Clarify The Scope Of Protection For Technical Protection Measures For Gaming Consoles
On 23 January 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) handed down its judgment on a preliminary reference from an Italian court (Tribunale di Milano), ruling that a manufacturer of game consoles is protected against the circumvention of its technical protection measures only if such measures seek to prevent the use of illegal videogames.
European Union
11 Feb 2014
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European Commission Launches Consultation On Modernisation Of EU Copyright Rules
On 5 December 2013, the European Commission launched a public consultation inviting stakeholders to share their views on the possible reform of EU copyright (the "Consultation").
European Union
9 Jan 2014
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Belgian Supreme Court Confirms Order Obliging Internet Providers To Block Access To Pirate Bay Websites
On 22 October 2013, the Belgian Supreme Court (Hof van Cassatie/Cour de cassation) handed down a judgment concerning the obligation of internet providers to block access to the content hosted by the server connected to the domain name "thepiratebay.org".
Belgium
20 Dec 2013
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Advocate General Renders Opinion Concerning Technical Protection Measures For Gaming Consoles
On 19 September 2013, Advocate General Sharpston issued an opinion following a request for a preliminary ruling from an Italian court concerning the legality of Nintendo’s technical protection measures by which that party blocked third-party accessories to its gaming consoles.
European Union
8 Oct 2013
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OHIM Confirms Validity Of Apple's Handheld Designs
In the worldwide market for handheld devices, Apple and Samsung are engaged in fierce competition that has given rise to a flood of intellectual property litigation before courts worldwide.
European Union
10 Sep 2013
12
ECJ Rules Twice On Copyright Levies
In the space of a few weeks, the Court of Justice of the European Union has given two judgments defining the powers of Member States to impose levies as compensation for the private copying of copyrighted works.
European Union
6 Aug 2013
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Antwerp Court Of Appeal: Simulcasting Digital/Analog Is Not New Communication
On 4 February 2013, the Antwerp Court of Appeal partially upheld the judgment of the Court of First Instance of Mechelen holding that simulcasting does not amount to new cable distribution within the meaning of the Law on copyright and related rights of 30 June 1994 (the "Copyright Law").
Belgium
17 May 2013
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Streaming Is Communication That Right Holder Can Prohibit
In a preliminary ruling of 7 March 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union clarified that streaming of TV content should be regarded as a communication to the public.
European Union
5 Apr 2013
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Copyright Trumps Freedom Of Expression On Internet Says Court Of Human Rights
In its judgment of 13 March 2013, the European Court of Human Rights (the "ECtHR") declared that exchange of information on the Internet is covered by a person’s right of freedom of expression, contained in Article 10 (1) of the European Convention on Human Rights (the "ECHR").
European Union
5 Apr 2013
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Europe - Court Of Human Rights Balances Copyright Enforcement With Freedom Of Expression
On 10 January 2013, the European Court of Human Rights held that convictions based on copyright infringement could be in breach with the right of freedom of expression and information under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
European Union
15 Mar 2013
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ECJ Confirms Extensive Protection Of Database Right Holder
On 18 October 2012, the Court of Justice of the EU issued a preliminary ruling applying Directive 96/9/EC.
European Union
14 Nov 2012
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Software Functionality Or Language Not Protected Says ECJ
On 2 May 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") delivered a preliminary ruling in the case pitting SAS Institute Inc. ("SAS") against World Programming Ltd. ("WPL").
European Union
19 Jun 2012
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ECJ: EU Data Protection Rules Do Not Preclude Obtaining IP Addresses Of Copyright Infringers
On 19 April 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") held that EU data protection rules do not preclude national legislation from providing that national courts can order IP address information to be provided to copyright owners whose rights have been infringed.
European Union
9 May 2012
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Skill And Labour Insufficient For Copyright Protection Of Football Fixture List: ECJ Requires Creativity
In its judgment delivered on 1 March 2011 (Case C-604/10), the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") declined copyright protection for football fixture lists whose compilation is dictated by rules or constraints that leave no room for creative freedom.
European Union
11 Apr 2012
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