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European Parliament Gives Final Approval To The Copyright Directive
The European Parliament has ended a two-year legislative process by adopting the Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market.
Malta
9 Apr 2019
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Landmark CJEU Ruling On The Sale Of Multimedia Players Which Stream Pirated Content
At the end of April 2017, the European Court of Justice (‘CJEU') issued a landmark ruling concluding that the sale of a multimedia player...
Malta
8 Jun 2017
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The Economic Cost Of Counterfeiting And Piracy In The European Union
Between the months of March of 2015 and September 2016, the EUIPO conducted an array of studies concerning losses incurred from the sale of counterfeit products on an EU wide basis...
Malta
15 Dec 2016
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New EU Copyright Rules Aimed At Supporting Online Content Creators
During the State of the Union 2016, the European Commission proposed the introduction of new and up to date EU copyright rules. President Jean Claude Juncker outlined the main reason for the proposal:
European Union
16 Nov 2016
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Collector Conditionally Discharged After Copyright Infringement Accusations
The Court of Criminal Appeal has recently confirmed a sentence of the Court of First Instance handed to a woman who had been conditionally discharged over copyright infringement...
Malta
7 Feb 2016
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Happy Birthday To You Song Copyright Case Settled Out Of Court
The copyright to the song ‘Happy Birthday to You' had been claimed by the company Warner/Chappell Music Inc in the 1980's.
Malta
5 Jan 2016
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Counterfeit Toys Cost EU Games Manufacturers €1.4 Billion In Losses Yearly
On the 14th of December 2015, the Office for the Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) published a report stating that in the EU games and toy sector, 12.3% of sales are lost due to counterfeiting.
European Union
23 Dec 2015
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Google Offers Copyright Support To YouTube Users
Google has recently stated that it intends on offering legal support to certain content creators who upload videos on YouTube and are subsequently stuck with copyright claims.
Malta
9 Dec 2015
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Can Copyright Be Claimed By Athletes In Their Sporting Performances?
One may question whether athletes would be able to claim copyright on their performance. It is well known that artists are able to do so and in fact do claim copyright on their work, such as song writing.
Malta
24 Nov 2015
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The Murky Waters Of Software Patents
Software patents have been the subject of much debate – not only in the US, but also in Europe. This has been a thorny issue for many years and the future of software patents still remains unknown.
European Union
27 Aug 2015
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Malta To Collaborate With China On Intellectual Property Matters
The intellectual property sector is also rapidly expanding in Malta, thus requiring further action from the government's side.
Malta
13 Jul 2015
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Overhaul Aimed At Making All Media Equally Available Throughout Europe
The European Union has recently unveiled a planned reform for the 28 Member State’s digital market aimed at boosting ecommerce and overhauling Europe’s telecoms market.
European Union
17 Apr 2015
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Blocks Lifted On File-Sharing Sites In Spain
A court in Zaragoza has now called for the blocks to be lifted in view of its finding that there were "insufficient grounds" to keep them in force.
Spain
24 Oct 2014
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Oracle vs Google – Software Copyright Case
The US Court of Appeals ruled last Monday the 12th of May that software source code can qualify for copyright protection in certain circumstances.
Malta
23 May 2014
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The EU Court Rules Linking To Free Web Content Is Legal
Last month the European Court ruled that websites can link to freely available content without the permission of the copyright holder.
European Union
17 Mar 2014
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