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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

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

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

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

Digital media update
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia, European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 25 2012

Welcome to the January edition of our quarterly Digital Media Update

The Advocate General considers the principle of exhaustion of rights in downloaded software
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • European Union
  • April 30 2012

In a decision that makes software developers' fight against piracy more difficult, a preliminary ruling by Advocate-General Bot in Case C-12811 UsedSoft v. Oracle has determined that users are allowed to re-distribute not only software that has been initially delivered on physical media whose ultimate origin can be verified, but also software that has been acquired by purely online means and whose legitimacy cannot be ascertained by consumers

IT and Outsourcing e-bulletin - 31 May 2013
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 31 2013

The UK Supreme Court has provisionally concluded that temporary copies of copyrighted materials created through web-browsing do not infringe

CMS quarterly communications update - July 2012
  • CMS
  • 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

ECJ hands down preliminary ePhone ruling
  • Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå AB
  • European Union, Sweden
  • June 13 2012

Further to a reference from the Swedish Supreme Court, the European Court of Justice has handed down its preliminary ruling in the ePhone case, clarifying that companies may be ordered to disclose information about the user of an internet protocol address for the purpose of identifying suspected infringers of IP rights in civil proceedings

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