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Rapidshare held liable for user generated content that infringed copyright

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Germany
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  • February 4 2009

In Germany it is an established principle that a host can be made liable to monitor user generated content that infringes copyright

Recent German court judgments question legitimacy of image searches

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Germany
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  • February 4 2009

In five parallel proceedings against Google and ISPs using search engines of different providers, the Hamburg Regional Court decided that an image search facility infringes German copyright law (308 O 4206, 308 O 24807, 308 O 11506, 308 O 11306, 308 O 40406

Proposed legislation rights holders may request and process IP addresses of those alleged to be engaged in illegal file sharing

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Sweden
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  • November 22 2007

Law enforcement agencies in Sweden and many other countries have been viewed as slow to act to investigate instances of illegal file sharing

Dutch telecoms regulator wants to enforce internet safety requirements: ISPs not enthusiastic

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Netherlands
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  • November 22 2007

Internet safety is high on the agenda of the Dutch telecoms regulator, OPTA

A setback in copyright owners’ fight against illegal file-sharing

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Italy
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  • November 22 2007

The Court of Rome recently rejected requests for injunctions bought by a German record company and a Polish computer game producer (the “Copyright Holders”) against two Italian Internet Service Providers (the “ISPs”

High Court orders a football website to reveal identity of individuals posting defamatory statements

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 17 2007

On 18 October 2007, the High Court gave judgment in a case where the claimants were seeking an order for a website operator to reveal the identity of users of the site who the claimants accused of posting numerous defamatory statements on the website’s message boards

A review of German case law on the GNU General Public License

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Germany
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  • December 17 2007

In a landmark decision of 2004, the District Court of Munich I was the first court worldwide to rule on and confirm the effectiveness of open-source license restrictions under the GNU General Public License

Rome I regulation on cross-border contract liability cleared for adoption

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union
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  • December 17 2007

The way is now clear for the adoption of the EU Rome I Regulation on the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations, which will replace the existing 1980 Rome Convention

More cases, more confusion? The continuing saga of internet hosting provider liability under French law

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • December 17 2007

A spate of recent cases on the liability of internet hosting providers in France is currently causing a lot of ink to flow

Belgium adopts rules allowing electronic employment contracts

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Belgium
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  • December 17 2007

Belgium has adopted new rules permitting the conclusion of employment contracts electronically, provided secure electronic signature and archiving systems are used