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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


TV Catchup case battles on with second CJEU referral
  • William Fry
  • European Union
  • May 18 2015

The long-running case brought by ITV and other broadcasters against TV Catchup Limited continues with a second referral to the Court of Justice of


ECJ to decide on online linking to content without copyright holder’s consent
  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • May 11 2015

The Dutch Supreme Court recently delivered its ruling in the GeenStijlSanoma case. The ruling has two noteworthy aspects. First, the Supreme Court


Copyright: Europe explores its boundaries - EU expands principle of pan-European jurisdiction over copyright to online materials
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • European Union
  • May 7 2015

One focus of the European Union's Digital Agenda is to break down barriers to cross-border exploitation of intellectual property rights. Consistent


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


Advocate General opinion in UPC Telekabel: site-blocking orders are compatible with EU law provided they set out the specific measures to be taken by the ISP
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 5 2013

Advocate-General Cruz Villalón has issued his opinion in case C-31412 UPC Telekabel Wien GmbH v Constantin Film Verleih GmbH regarding


Copyright extension and concept of “communication to the public”
  • NCTM Studio Legale Associato
  • European Union
  • April 30 2015

By a judgment issued on last March 26th, the European Court of Justice had ruled on the interpretation of article 3, Paragraph 2, of Directive


The restricted acts of reproduction and distribution in EU copyright law
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • European Union
  • March 30 2015

Most, but not all, types of act restricted by copyright or related rights in works or other matter are harmonised at an EU level. Thus, along with


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


Accessibility (not targeting) is the key to jurisdiction for copyright infringement - copyright owners can sue in their own jurisdiction if the online infringement is accessible there even if there are no sales - CJEU ruling in Pez Hejduk
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • March 5 2015

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has confirmed there is flexibility in the choice of forum for copyright infringement in the EU by