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German Court Confirms ECJ Ruling on Liability for Links
  • CMS
  • European Union, Germany
  • January 11 2017

On 18 November 2016, the Hamburg Regional Court issued the first German court decision to expressly confirm the principles of the European Court of

CJEU's judgment is opening the way for limiting anonymous access to the Internet
  • Havel, Holásek & Partners s.r.o.
  • European Union
  • January 12 2017

In its judgment, the Court of Justice of the European Union has departed from the Advocate General's opinion and gives not very appropriate guidance

Network interference - a legal guide to the commercial risks and rewards of the social media phenomenon
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA, European Union, Global, United Kingdom
  • 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

Hyperlinks: be careful where you refer to
  • Havel, Holásek & Partners s.r.o.
  • European Union
  • January 12 2017

This Autumn, the Court of Justice of the EU delivered a judgment addressing the permissibility of hyperlinks directing to copyrighted materials on

Definitive end to controversial calculation of double and triple damages for copyright infringement?
  • Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak
  • European Union, Poland
  • January 9 2017

Article 79(1)(3)(b) of the Copyright Act allows a rights holder to demand double the amount of damages for an infringement or, if the infringement

New chapter in the war for the closing of Rojadirecta
  • Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira
  • European Union, Spain
  • January 3 2017

As we mentioned a few months ago here, and previously here, Rojadirecta’s popular website of links Rojadirecta (www.rojadirecta.me), through which any

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

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

European Court Rules That Hyperlinking May Constitute Copyright Infringement
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • European Union
  • October 10 2016

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that, in certain circumstances, the act of posting a hyperlink to copyrighted works

The CJEU's Decision in GS Media: Connecting the Dots on Hyperlinking
  • Jones Day
  • European Union
  • September 13 2016

The Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") issued on 8 September 2016 a landmark ruling in GS Media, C-16015 on hyperlinks and copyright