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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
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  • Germany
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  • December 14 2009

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

German court decides split of music online copyrights is invalid

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Germany
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  • 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
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  • Germany
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  • 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

MPEG-LA

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Germany
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  • 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

German publishers should get enhanced property rights

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • October 1 2009

More and more people are obtaining news from sources other than newspapers

Host of German version of the TV show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” wins legal battle for the right to use his picture

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • Germany
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  • September 25 2009

Günther Jauch, the host of the German version of the famous TV show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?", fought a battle through the instances that found a positive ending for him before the German Federal Court of Justice in March of this year, with the full decision published only recently (I ZR 807

“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"

James Bond fails to keep Dr No captive

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • July 3 2009

There was good news for international super villains across the world recently as one of their number, Dr No, saw the rights to his name released from the clutches of James Bond and awarded to a German media group

Federal Court of Justice: “Internet-based” video recorders are generally illegal

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • Germany
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  • June 22 2009

The Federal Court of Justice had to decide on April 22, 2009 on the legitimacy of so-called "Internet-based" video recorders

Federal Court of Justice decision regarding ring tones

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • Germany
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  • April 20 2009

The German Federal Court of Justice has decided a highly anticipated decision regarding the use of ring tones