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Software publishers can prevent resale of bare licences and back-up copies of used software

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Germany
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  • October 27 2009

Three German Courts of Appeal have held that the distribution of used software is only permitted if the copyright holder consents or if the software is distributed in the same physical form (i.e. on the media) in which it was initially put on the market

Federal Court of Justice: scope of neighbouring rights in databases

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • Germany
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  • September 25 2009

The German Federal Court of Justice decided in its ruling of April 30, 2009, that the creator of a database can forbid third parties from detecting database modifications by means of data synchronization and from using them for a competitive product (file no. I ZR 19105

“Third Basket”: German Federal Ministry of Justice is examining the need for further amendments to German copyright law

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • Germany
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  • September 25 2009

During the legislative proceedings for the Second Act on Copyright Law in the Information Society the so-called "Second Basket" which has been in force since January 1, 2008, many interest groups and lobbyists insisted that the legislator should timely attend to the preparation of a "Third Basket"

German Federal Court of Justice decides that reprographic levies should not be raised on personal computers up to 2007

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Germany
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  • February 4 2009

This case looks at a recent decision in the German Courts regarding whether reprographic levies should be raised on personal computers (“PCs”

Tivoisation and the open source debate

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Germany, Global, USA
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  • June 2 2008

Tivoisation is the creation of a computer system that incorporates open source software but uses technical methods to prevent users from running modified versions of the software on that hardware

German Federal Supreme Court decided on printer levies

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Germany
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  • June 2 2008

In two landmark judgments of 6 December 2007 and 30 January 2008, the German Federal Supreme Court (“FSC“) has ruled that the so called “reprographic copyright levy“ implemented by the German legislator to compensate for licence-free copying made with traditional photocopiers does not apply to single function printers

The general public licence of open source software is legally binding

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • Germany
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  • November 1 2007

A recent judgement of the District Court of Munich confirmed again that the General Public License (GPL) is valid in Germany and has to be obeyed when using Open Source Software

Regional Appeal Court refuses to apply copyright levies to computer printers

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Germany
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  • June 4 2007

The Regional Appeal Court of Düsseldorf has decided that computer printers cannot be subject to copyright levies under German Law

Phones, game consoles, GPS hardware under new copyright levy attack

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Germany
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  • January 23 2007

This month the German Collecting Society "ZPÜ" sent a written claim to the German IT Industry Association "BITKOM" requesting that the copyright levy applicable to conventional audio recorders and MP3 players should also be applied to all other devices that include MP3 players or other audio recording functions, such as mobile phones