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Regional Court of Hamburg decides that online TV service Zattoo is illegal without right holders’ consent collecting societies’ and broadcasters’ consent is irrelevant

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • December 14 2009

In a dispute between film studios Warner and Universal against the German offering zattoo.de of online TV service Zattoo, the Regional Court Hamburg decided on 8 April 2009 (ref. no. 308 O 66008) that zattoo.de must not retransmit TV content without the consent of the original right holders

Mininova forced to remove torrents linking to copyright material

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • December 14 2009

The internet offers lots of opportunities for the development and exploitation of information products on secondary markets

German court decides that the split of online music copyrights is invalid

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • December 14 2009

The Regional Court of Munich has decided that the music industry’s common practice of splitting online rights conflicts with German copyright law

German Federal Court of Justice finds that without right holders’ consent online private video recording services are only legal in very specific circumstances

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • December 14 2009

The German Federal Court of Justice ("Bundesgerichtshof" "FCJ") recently ruled on the legitimacy of online video recording services

Hamburg court rules on copyright liability of RapidShare

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • December 14 2009

In its judgment of 12 June 2009, the Regional Court of Hamburg granted an injunction (cease and desist order) in preliminary proceedings in favour of the German music collecting society GEMA against the Swiss filehoster RapidShare AG

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

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • 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

German court decides split of music online copyrights is invalid

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • October 27 2009

The Regional Court of Munich has decided that the music industry's common practice of splitting online rights into the mechanical reproduction right and the right to make publicly available and to subsequently claim licence fees for both rights separately conflicts with German copyright law

Hamburg court rules on copyright liability of RapidShare

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • October 27 2009

In its judgment of 12 June 2009 the Regional Court of Hamburg granted an injunction (cease and desist order) in preliminary proceedings in favour of the German music collecting society GEMA against the Swiss filehoster RapidShare AG

German Federal Supreme Court decides in landmark case on competition law defence

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • October 16 2009

On 6 May 2009, the German Federal Supreme Court rendered its landmark decision in the matter of Orange Book Standard

MPEG-LA

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • October 16 2009

MPEG-LA has announced that several patent holders in MPEG-LA’s MPEG-2 patent portfolio have filed separate patent enforcement actions in the Düsseldorf District Court in Germany against Medion AG for infringing patents essential to the MPEG-2 digital video compression standard