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Network interference - a legal guide to the commercial risks and rewards of the social media phenomenon
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 22 2014

Social media is a revolution in the way in which corporations communicate with consumers. This White Paper will help you to maximise the huge


Free WiFi providers not liable for users' copyright infringements
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union, Germany
  • September 21 2016

The CJEU has confirmed the AG's Opinion, in McFadden v Sony Music Entertainment Germany (C-48414), that operators of a free Wi-Fi service, who offer


ITV & Others v TVCatchup - Advocate General’s opinion makes light work of Court of Appeal’s uncertainty as to the meaning of ‘access to cable of broadcasting services’
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 20 2016

In the previous instalment of this dispute, the UK Court of Appeal (CA) referred questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on the


Bundesgerichtshof steckt die Grenzen der Parodie neu ab
  • SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte
  • European Union, Germany
  • September 19 2016

Der Bundesgerichtshof hat in einer Entscheidung vom 28.07.2016 der in Deutschland allgemeingültigen Annahme, wonach eine Parodie stets einer


ECJ: Links to Copyright Protected Works Published Without Consent May Constitute an Infringement if Posted for Profit
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • September 19 2016

On Sept. 8, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that posting a hyperlink to works protected by copyright and published without the author's


To the ECJ, the broadcasting of TV programmes in a rehab facility constitutes a “communication to the public”
  • Martini Manna Avvocati
  • European Union
  • June 23 2016

On 31 May 2016, by request of the Regional Court of Cologne, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) defined the correct interpretation to be given to


Hyperlinking to material on the internet - CJEU expands on the circumstances when it may amount to copyright infringement
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • September 13 2016

In a further key decision on hyperlinking and copyright, the CJEU has held that creating hyperlinks may be a communication to the public and so may


DSM Watch: A closer look at the draft EU Regulation on online transmissions of broadcasting organisations and closed networks
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • September 21 2016

Last week, the European Commission officially released a communication on its endeavours to modernize the EU copyright rules. The paper was


Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market: What you need to know
  • Brodies LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 6 2016

Following recent leaks of the Draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (“the Directive”) and the EU Commission’s Communication


EU Court Holds That Hyperlinks Can Infringe Copyright
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • European Union
  • September 9 2016

In a landmark decision that departs from previous case law, the Court of Justice of the EU, the highest court of the EU, held that a website operator