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A pause in private copying?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • June 29 2015

The Personal Copies for Private Use exception to copyright infringement came into force in October 2014 to permit copying of lawfully acquired

“Communication to the public”: from links to speakers
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • June 24 2015

Once again, the opinion of the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") has been requested on a copyright-related topic which is under debate

Germany follows the CJEU playing music at the dentists
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • June 23 2015

Last week, the German Federal Supreme Court handed down a decision concerning a dentist playing background music from broadcasting stations in the

EU political update: 22 26 June 2015
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • European Union
  • June 22 2015

On 15 June 2015, the Council of the European Union agreed on a general approach with regards to a general data protection regulation that will seek to

Free Wi-Fi: German Court seeks clarification in Luxembourg
  • White & Case LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • June 18 2015

Compared to other countries, Germany lags behind when it comes to free Wi-Fi spots. A recent study conducted by the Association of the German

Copyright report approved by legal affairs committee of EU Parliament. Whole EP to vote on 9 July
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • June 17 2015

Following amendments voted on by the European Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee yesterday, a somewhat watered-down version of its report on the

  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • European Union
  • June 17 2015

The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich by Merck. Both companies are active world-wide in the life science

Copyright levies on memory cards for mobile phones: another landmark decision from the CJEU (case C-46312)
  • White & Case LLP
  • European Union
  • June 15 2015

Questions of copyright levies are hotly debated, since the decision as to whether such levies have to be payed or not has a significant influence on

Copyright and “communication to the public” CJEU to sit over TVs in rehab centers
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • June 11 2015

The Regional Court of Cologne (Landgericht Köln) recently submitted several questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) dealing

Permitted scope of cable retransmission defence referred to CJEU
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 9 2015

The English Court of Appeal has sought a preliminary ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding a copyright defence covering