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CJEU rules first sale doctrine applies to digital copies of software in Europe

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • July 16 2012

In an eagerly-awaited judgment, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has held that the first sale doctrine applies to digital copies of software sold in the European Union or European Economic Area

Protection of computer programs revisited by the Court of Justice of the European Union

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • June 7 2012

The Court of Justice of the European Union has again examined the question of which elements of a computer program are protectable by copyright

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

ISP not responsible for preventing illegal downloading: CJEU decision finds filtering system would infringe ISP’s business rights and customers’ freedom

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • January 12 2012

In Scarlet Extended SA v Société belge des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs SCRL C-7010 24 November 2011, the Court of Justice of the European Union found that imposing an injunction on an internet service provider (ISP) requiring it to install a filtering system to prevent illegal downloading is unlawful under European law

“Communication to the public”: CJEU finds it does not include live performances or direct presentations of copyrighted work

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • January 12 2012

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has once again considered the meaning of “communication to the public” under Article 3(1) of the Copyright Directive (200129EC

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