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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

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

‘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 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

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

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

“Third Basket”: German Federal Ministry of Justice is examining the need for further amendments to German copyright law

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • Germany
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  • September 25 2009

During the legislative proceedings for the Second Act on Copyright Law in the Information Society the so-called "Second Basket" which has been in force since January 1, 2008, many interest groups and lobbyists insisted that the legislator should timely attend to the preparation of a "Third Basket"

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

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

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