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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

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

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

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

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

European High Court rules that ISPs do not have to monitor user traffic for illegal downloads
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • European Union
  • December 3 2011

Internet service providers cannot be required to install filtering systems designed to monitor traffic on their networks for copyright-infringing material, according to a decision last month by Europe’s highest court

Technology annual review of 2011
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 29 2012

The year began as it meant to go on - with a high profile patent dispute in the mobile phone sector decided in the Court of Appeal

A stop to second-hand dealing in copyright protected downloads?
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union
  • May 22 2012

The Advocate General's decision in Axel W. Bierbach, administrator of UsedSoft GmbH v Oracle International Corp was released at the end of April

A round-up of developments
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 24 2012

In the case of SAS Institute v World Programming Limited, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "CJEU") has considered the limited extent to which certain elements of a computer program enjoy copyright protection

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