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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

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

Munich office IPIT & media newsletter - August 2014

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • August 6 2014

Under the auspices of the Bavarian state data protection authority, the so-called Düsseldorfer Kreis (an association of all German data privacy

ECJ confirms a broad interpretation of "extraction" from a protected database

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • October 10 2008

The ECJ's decision in Directmedia Publishing GmbH v Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (Case C-30407, 9 October 2008) confirms that, for the purposes of infringement, "extraction" of data from a protected database should be interpreted broadly and can include transfers made after individual assessment of the data by the user

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

German Federal Supreme Court sends adwords question to the ECJ

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & 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

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

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

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

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