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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

Peer to peer (P2P) legislation

  • Abril Abogados
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  • Canada, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • 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

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

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

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

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

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
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  • Germany
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  • 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

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

Mininova forced to remove torrents linking to copyright material

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Germany
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  • December 14 2009

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

Hotel operators must pay for TV programs

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • Germany
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  • October 7 2011

The Higher Regional Court of Munich confirmed in a decision that has now become legally binding (Decision dated 30 June 2011 file no.: 6 Sch 1409 WG) that hotel operators are obligated by law to pay appropriate remuneration to private broadcasting companies for the use of TV and radio programs