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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

Free WiFi providers not liable for users' copyright infringements
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union, Germany
  • September 21 2016

The CJEU has confirmed the AG's Opinion, in McFadden v Sony Music Entertainment Germany (C-48414), that operators of a free Wi-Fi service, who offer

ITV & Others v TVCatchup - Advocate General’s opinion makes light work of Court of Appeal’s uncertainty as to the meaning of ‘access to cable of broadcasting services’
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 20 2016

In the previous instalment of this dispute, the UK Court of Appeal (CA) referred questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on the

Open Wi-Fi and copyright - the CJEU McFadden decision
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union
  • September 15 2016

The CJEU has today delivered its judgment in McFadden, concerning the liability for user copyright infringement of a shop providing free Wi-Fi. The

To hyperlink or not to hyperlink? Beware of the copyright risks.
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia, European Union
  • September 14 2016

Hyperlinking on a website or social media page is very common online. It is part of what creates the World Wide Web - providing a link directly to

To hyperlink or not? Posting a hyperlink can infringe copyrights
  • CMS DeBacker
  • European Union
  • September 14 2016

On 8 September, the Court of Justice (“CJEU”) in the GS Media BV v. Sanoma Media a.o. Case (C-160-15), within the framework of a preliminary ruling

EU Political Update: 19 - 23 September 2016
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 19 2016

On 14 September 2016, the European Commission published a Communication in which it proposed two Directives and two Regulations aimed at modernising

Bundesgerichtshof steckt die Grenzen der Parodie neu ab
  • SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte
  • European Union, Germany
  • September 19 2016

Der Bundesgerichtshof hat in einer Entscheidung vom 28.07.2016 der in Deutschland allgemeingültigen Annahme, wonach eine Parodie stets einer

ECJ: Links to Copyright Protected Works Published Without Consent May Constitute an Infringement if Posted for Profit
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • September 19 2016

On Sept. 8, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that posting a hyperlink to works protected by copyright and published without the author's

To the ECJ, the broadcasting of TV programmes in a rehab facility constitutes a “communication to the public”
  • Martini Manna Avvocati
  • European Union
  • June 23 2016

On 31 May 2016, by request of the Regional Court of Cologne, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) defined the correct interpretation to be given to