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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

Digital Economy Act 2017: The pick 'n' mix assortment of provisions receives Royal Assent
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 22 2017

The Digital Economy Act (the "Act") finally received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 and the final text has recently been published. First introduced

Germany: Unfair competition remains tough to call for design cases
  • Meissner Bolte Partnerschaft mbB
  • European Union, Germany
  • May 1 2017

An infringer's aim is to imitate the look and feel of a successful competing product and create the same overall impression. In Germany, copying

Filmspeler Decision: CJEU rules that pre-loading a set-top box with links to a pirate site is a communication to the public
  • Baker McKenzie
  • European Union
  • April 26 2017

The CJEU today handed down its judgment in the eagerly awaited Filmspeler case.The CJEU has followed the opinion of the Advocate General and

Modified set-top boxes and copyright infringement - where do we stand?
  • Dentons
  • European Union, Netherlands, United Kingdom
  • May 17 2017

In an important decision for rights holders everywhere, on 26 April 2017, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled that the sale of multimedia

Exhaustion of copyright
  • Mewburn Ellis LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 31 2014

The principle of exhaustion is an established international legal doctrine. It provides that a copyright owner’s right to control copies of their

EU highest court says software licence terms can be ignored
  • AJ Park
  • European Union
  • June 27 2013

In 2012 the European Union's highest court, The Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) in the case UsedSoft v Oracle made the following

Linking to copyright works: copyright infringement?
  • Wright Hassall LLP
  • European Union
  • May 16 2017

Linking online content generally involves the publication of a selectable connection (e.g. a clickable link) from one web page to another web page and

CJEU ruling in Pinckney v Mediatech jurisdiction in online copyright infringement cases depends on the accessibility of website content
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • October 10 2013

Following the opinion of Advocate General Niilo Jääskinen of 13 June 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled on

Unlawful streaming is as infringing as unlawful downloads - further guidance from the CJEU on 'communication to the public'
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 28 2017

The CJEU has issued its ruling in Filmspeler that the sale of a multimedia player specifically configured to link to websites on which protected