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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

When is software goods and when is it protectable by copyright?
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 17 2015

In the world of literature nobody questions that an author does not own copyright in his written work and nor is the publisher denied the right to

TMT2020: comparing EU and U.S. copyright protection frameworks for non-literary texts
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • August 18 2015

In today's business world, non-literary texts are of great economic value. They often hold know-how and reflect the specific skill and competence a

Controversy in the dentist's waiting room
  • Walker Morris LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • July 14 2015

The German Federal Court has delivered a judgment on whether the playing of background music at a dentist's was a "communication to the public" for

Illegal downloads - a novel approach from Ireland
  • Walker Morris LLP
  • European Union, Ireland
  • July 14 2015

In a ground-breaking ruling, the Irish Commercial Court has granted an injunction against an Internet Service Provider (ISP), UPC Communications

A limit to the "framing" exception - a restriction to the copyright exception after all?
  • Walker Morris LLP
  • European Union
  • August 10 2015

A significant percentage of the copyright cases to have come before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the last few years have

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

Private copying exception now you see it, now you don’t!
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 30 2015

The High Court has quashed the Personal Copies for Private Use Regulations (the Regulations) which amended the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

Copyright protects the code of a computer program not its functionality or the ideas underlying the software
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 15 2012

According to the recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) in SAS Institute Inc. (“SAS Institute”) v World Programming Ltd (“WPL”), the defendant did not infringe the claimant’s copyright by effectively reverse engineering the SAS software and writing a new program closely emulating the functionality of the SAS software

Copyright and the right of distribution
  • Walker Morris LLP
  • European Union
  • July 14 2015

The Court of Justice of the European Union has delivered a ruling in respect of the distribution right set out in Article 4(1) of the Copyright