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Second-hand software ok in the EU
  • Scott & Scott, LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • October 22 2012

A flurry of attention surrounded the recent legal saga of Timothy Vernor and his protracted fight against Autodesk to re-sell software via eBay

The final score on database rights
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 23 2012

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has given a ruling on questions of database right infringement referred to it by the Court of Appeal

EU allows resale of downloaded software
  • Fieldfisher
  • European Union
  • October 30 2012

In a judgment that has significant implications for the software and digital media industries in Europe, the European Court has ruled that, in principle, the owner of copyright in software cannot stop someone who has purchased and downloaded that software online from reselling it

IT & outsourcing e-bulletin - a round-up of developments
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 31 2012

Ofcom has published a revised version of the Initial Obligations Code for ISPs and copyright owners in an effort to tackle online copyright infringement as per the provisions of the controversial Digital Economy Act

CMS quarterly communications update - July 2012
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • Austria, Bulgaria, European Union, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  • July 20 2012

Quarterly update summarising regulatory and legal developments from the last three months in the communications, media and satellite sectors in Europe

Arnold J grants further site-blocking orders
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 5 2013

In the latest of a long line of decisions granting site-blocking injunctions against ISPs under s.97A CDPA, and only 2 weeks prior to the AGs opinion

Good news for database owners: infringement takes place at least where the data is intended to be accessed
  • Olswang LLP
  • European Union
  • October 31 2012

In its October decision in Football Dataco v Sportradar (C-17311) the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") held that database infringement occurs at least in the place where an internet user accesses the data, where there is evidence of an intention to target the public within that jurisdiction, notwithstanding the fact that the data may be sent from a server located outside that Member State

Customers can resell copies of downloaded software; developers can try to stop them
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • European Union
  • July 4 2012

Yesterday, 3 July 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled in UsedSoft v. Oracle that online purchasers of software may resell copies of their downloads provided that they render the original download usable

Copyright Developments in Europe - UK Hargreaves Review of IP
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 19 2011

On 18 May 2011 Professor Hargreaves published his Review on Intellectual Property and Growth

To use or not to use? Federal Court of Justice asks CJEU to evaluate the compatibility of a re-sale of used software licenses with copyright law
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, Germany
  • April 14 2011

The question of whether or not the trade in used software licenses which are passed on to the buyer by way of online download is compatible with copyright law has long been controversially discussed by German courts and legal commentators