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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


Hyperlinking to unauthorised content does not itself constitute copyright infringement, says Advocate General
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union
  • April 25 2016

The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has stated in a legal opinion that posting a link to a website that contains "freely


Europe - When is hyperlinking lawful?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • April 20 2016

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), Europe's highest court, has been advised to rule that providing hyperlinks to freely accessible


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


Open Wi-Fi networks free from copyright liabilityfor now
  • Bristows LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • April 20 2016

The parties in the main proceedings were the recorded-music company, Sony Music and a German businessman, Mr McFadden. In the course of his business


Hyperlinking to unlicensed Playboy photos is not copyright infringement says Advocate General
  • Fieldfisher LLP
  • European Union
  • April 12 2016

We have previously reported here on this Dutch Supreme Court's reference (C-16015) to Europe's highest court but in a nutshell, in this dispute


Hyperlinks and Copyright Law - Where Does Responsibility Lie?
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union
  • April 29 2016

In recent weeks, Advocate General Wathelet ("AG") - an independent advisor to the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") - delivered his


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


CJEU rules on copyright protection of photographic portraits
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • February 29 2012

In Case C-14510 Eva-Maria Painer v Standard Verlags GmbH 1 December 2011, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held that portrait photographs enjoy the same copyright protection as any other work


Wi-Fi providers and indirect liability
  • Paris Smith LLP
  • European Union
  • April 4 2016

A growing number of businesses are following a trend of providing free, unsecured Wi-Fi services to customers in an attempt to increase footfall