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Spain - the Supreme Court repeals a provision of the Copyright Commission Regulations

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Spain
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  • July 15 2013

On May 31, 2013, the Spanish Supreme Court issued a judgment confirming the validity of the Copyright Commission Regulations (Royal Decree 18892011

Interim injunctions against a museum

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Spain
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  • June 14 2012

Two recent decisions dated 31 October 2011 and 19 January 2012, respectively, were issued in different proceedings by the Commercial Courts of Bilbao upholding and dismissing, respectively, the preliminary injunctions requested by the Spanish collecting society managing visual artists' rights (VEGAP) against the Guggenheim Museum Foundation (the Foundation) in order to obtain the interim suspension of the making available of the works of 37 artists

Director compensated for the non-authorised inclusion of images of his documentary in a TV report

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Spain
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  • February 9 2012

The Commercial Court num. 6 of Madrid issued a judgment whereby a Spanish national TV channel and a TV production company owned by the latter, were sentenced to pay 13,370 to a German director for infringement of his intellectual property rights

Chesterton's works are protected in Spain until 2016 or 80 years after his death

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Spain
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  • November 10 2011

On 14 July 2011, the Commercial Court nº 12 of Madrid issued a judgment clarifying the term of protection of exploitation rights for works created by deceased authors

Spanish TV channel held liable for plagiarising TV format

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Spain
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  • September 6 2011

On 14 June 2011, the Commercial Court Nº 12 of Madrid sentenced Spanish TV channel Telecinco to pay 60,000 to the state-owned broadcasting company RTVE on the grounds that the TV programme "España pregunta, Belén responde" ("Spain asks, Belén answers") is a copy of the well-known TV format "Tengo una pregunta para usted" ("I have a question for you"), of which RTVE is the exclusive licensee in Spain

Precautionary measure adopted prohibiting broadcaster from using a particular television programme format

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Spain
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  • July 4 2011

Upon the request of Corporación Radiotelevisión Española, the Commercial Court Nº 12 of Madrid issued an injunction against Telecinco which prohibited the broadcast of any television programme with a similar format to the well-known programme "Tengo una pregunta para usted" (I have a question for you), which is owned exclusively by Corporación Radiotelevisión Española

Spanish "audiencia nacional" revokes the list of digital devices subject to the right to equitable remuneration for private copying and its tariffs

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Spain
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  • June 1 2011

The Spanish Association of Internet Users filed a claim against the Ministry of the Presidency and most of the Spanish collecting societies alleging that: (i) the Spanish Ministerial Order governing the list of digital devices subject to the right to equitable remuneration for private copying and its tariffs (Order) should be null and void, as it violates legal principles; and (ii) the invalidity of the Order should be backdated to include all payments improperly made

Spanish court rules on the Padawan case

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Spain
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  • May 10 2011

The Barcelona Provincial Court has rendered judgment that Padawan S.L. (Padawan) was not liable to pay copyright levies for the sale of digital storage devices on the basis that professionals cannot be presumed to be using such devices to copy third party copyrighted works

European Court of Justice rules on Spanish private copying levy

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • European Union, Spain
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  • December 7 2010

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has upheld the right of copyright businesses in the EU to ask for a private copying levy, but disapproved of how Spain applied it indiscriminately

Spanish broadcaster wins copyright infringement case

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Spain
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  • November 9 2010

Telecinco filed a copyright infringement claim against Le Sexta when the latter used some of the former's images in certain TV programmes without authorisation