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European Commission launches wide-ranging consultation on EU copyright law

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • January 22 2014

The European Commission has launched a consultation as part of its goal to review EU copyright law by Spring 2014. The consultation, which is due to

Court of Appeal confirms High Court decision and finds no copyright infringement in software with same functionality

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • December 16 2013

In SAS Institute Inc v World Programming Ltd 2013 EWCA Civ 1482 (21 November 2013), the Court of Appeal of England and Wales upheld the High

Cross-border sales: tension between copyright distribution rights and free movement rules

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • April 30 2012

Advocate General Jääskinen has concluded that there is a distribution by sale in a Member State if a seller targets consumers and enables the purchase of copyright-protected works in that State

Pub landlords found to infringe the Premier League’s copyright: pyrrhic victory after all?

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • March 30 2012

In Football Association Premier League Ltd v QC Leisure 2012 EWHC 108 (Ch) Lord Justice Kitchin has now accepted that the Defendant publicans communicated copyright works contained in foreign broadcasts of Premier League matches to the public, following the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruling to that effect in October 2011

The protection of football fixture lists under the EU Database Directive

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • March 30 2012

On 1 March 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union passed judgement on Football Dataco Ltd v Yahoo! UK Ltd 2012 CJEU C-60410, concluding that the football fixture lists in question are not protected by copyright as there is insufficient intellectual creation on the part of the author

CJEU rules on copyright protection of photographic portraits

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • February 29 2012

In Case C-14510 Eva-Maria Painer v Standard Verlags GmbH 1 December 2011, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held that portrait photographs enjoy the same copyright protection as any other work

EU enhances copyright protection for sound recordings and songs

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • November 3 2011

On 12 September 2011, Directive 2011 77 EU, amending Directive 2006 116 EC on the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights (the Directive) was adopted

Territorial exclusivity of football broadcasts found contrary to EU law

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • November 3 2011

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled in Football Association Premier League Ltd v QC Leisure C- 40308 and Karen Murphy v Media Protection Services Ltd C- 42908 (4 October 2011) that a system of licences for the broadcasting of sporting events which grants licensees territorial exclusivity on a Member State basis, and which prohibits television viewers from watching the broadcasts in one Member State using a decoder licensed for use in another, is contrary to EU law

Bezpečnostni softwarová asociace-Svaz softwarové ochrany v Ministerstvo kultury: copyright in a graphic user interface

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • Czech Republic, European Union
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  • February 28 2011

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the graphic user interface (GUI) of a computer program is not protectable under the Software Directive (91250EC) but may be a copyright work in itself