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EU allows resale of downloaded software
  • Fieldfisher LLP
  • 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


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


EU copyright: no resale of digital content except for software?
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • European Union
  • February 3 2015

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has decided that the rule of exhaustion of the distribution right upon first sale (in the U.S. known as the "first


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


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


BT TalkTalk judicial review: linguistic tussles in EU law?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 26 2012

The Court of Appeal has given judgment on BT and TalkTalk's appeal of the decision of the Administrative Court of April 2011 dismissing their judicial review of certain controversial provisions in the Digital Economy Act 2010 (the 'DEA') concerned with illegal file-sharing


CMS quarterly communications update April 2012
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • Austria, Bulgaria, European Union, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Global, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Poland, Serbia
  • April 30 2012

This edition includes contributions from the United Kingdom, Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and Ukraine


Technology Annual Review
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 11 2011

A month by month review of selected technology legal news from 2010


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


No checkpoints on the information superhighway?
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union, Ireland
  • December 6 2011

The Court of Justice of the European Union finds that ISPs cannot be forced to monitor their users in a decision of 24 November 2011