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CMS quarterly communications update - July 2012

  • CMS Cameron McKenna
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  • Austria, Bulgaria, European Union, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom
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  • July 20 2012

Quarterly update summarising regulatory and legal developments from the last three months in the communications, media and satellite sectors in Europe

Good news for database owners: infringement takes place at least where the data is intended to be accessed

  • Olswang LLP
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  • European Union
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  • October 31 2012

In its October decision in Football Dataco v Sportradar (C-17311) the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") held that database infringement occurs at least in the place where an internet user accesses the data, where there is evidence of an intention to target the public within that jurisdiction, notwithstanding the fact that the data may be sent from a server located outside that Member State

A stop to second-hand dealing in copyright protected downloads?

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • European Union
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  • May 22 2012

The Advocate General's decision in Axel W. Bierbach, administrator of UsedSoft GmbH v Oracle International Corp was released at the end of April

The final score on database rights

  • CMS Cameron McKenna
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • October 23 2012

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has given a ruling on questions of database right infringement referred to it by the Court of Appeal

The Advocate General considers the principle of exhaustion of rights in downloaded software

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • European Union
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  • April 30 2012

In a decision that makes software developers' fight against piracy more difficult, a preliminary ruling by Advocate-General Bot in Case C-12811 UsedSoft v. Oracle has determined that users are allowed to re-distribute not only software that has been initially delivered on physical media whose ultimate origin can be verified, but also software that has been acquired by purely online means and whose legitimacy cannot be ascertained by consumers

No checkpoints on the information superhighway?

  • Mason Hayes & Curran
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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • December 6 2011

The Court of Justice of the European Union finds that ISPs cannot be forced to monitor their users in a decision of 24 November 2011

Companies providing telephone services may be forced to block pirate webs by a legal decision

  • Lehmann & Fernandez
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  • European Union, Spain
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  • January 15 2014

In case C-31412 confronting the UPC Telekabel telecommunications company with Constantin Film Verleih GmbH and Wega Filmproduktionsgesellschaft GmbH

Customers can resell copies of downloaded software; developers can try to stop them

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • European Union
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  • July 4 2012

Yesterday, 3 July 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled in UsedSoft v. Oracle that online purchasers of software may resell copies of their downloads provided that they render the original download usable

CMS quarterly communications update April 2012

  • CMS Cameron McKenna
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  • Austria, Bulgaria, European Union, Germany, Global, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom
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  • April 30 2012

This edition includes contributions from the United Kingdom, Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and Ukraine

Arnold J grants further site-blocking orders

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • December 5 2013

In the latest of a long line of decisions granting site-blocking injunctions against ISPs under s.97A CDPA, and only 2 weeks prior to the AGs opinion