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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

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

Peer to peer (P2P) legislation

  • Abril Abogados
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  • Canada, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, USA
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  • December 13 2012

Since 2006, when the first European Regulation against illegal downloading was enacted by Finland, most of EU Member States have followed the example

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

The opera “Motezuma” by Antonio Vivaldi still protected under copyright law?

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • Germany
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  • April 20 2009

On Jan. 22, 2009, the German Federal Court of Justice rendered judgment (I ZR 1907) in a case concerning the question of whether or not the Berliner Sing-Akademie, a professional choir in Berlin, had a right to claim exclusive rights of exploitation to Vivaldi’s opera “Motezuma” under Sec. 71 of the German Copyright Act, asserting that the work had never been published prior to the claimants’ initial release of the work after expiry of its copyright protection

‘Appropriate remuneration’ for translators under German copyright law German Federal Court of Justice decides in favor of translators

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • Germany
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  • January 27 2010

In five parallel matters decided by the German Federal Court of Justice October 7, 2009 and published by the court recently (case nos. I ZR 3807, I ZR 3907, I ZR 4007, I ZR 4107 and I ZR 23006), the court further interpreted the provisions on appropriate remuneration for licensors in German copyright law

German Federal Supreme Court sends adwords question to the ECJ

  • Wragge & Co LLP
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • January 23 2009

Yesterday the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) published its keenly anticipated decisions on three adword cases

Hamburg court rules on copyright liability of RapidShare

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Germany
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  • 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

Federal Court of Justice: GEMA not competent to grant licenses for use of music in advertising

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • Germany
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  • January 27 2010

The German Federal Court of Justice decided in a decision of June 10, 2009 (file no. I ZR 22606, published with full opinion only November 30, 2009), that the German collecting society for musical rights, GEMA, is currently not competent to license rights of its members regarding the use of musical works in advertising

Second basket of German copyright reform closes loophole on file-sharing, frees treasures from studios’ archives

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • Germany
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  • February 13 2008

In July 2007, the Lower House of German Federal Parliament (Bundestag) passed a long-awaited bill to amend the German Copyright Act