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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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