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The highest EU court hands down two judgments on copyright in the digital economy
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union
  • December 7 2016

Throughout the European Union, courts struggle to balance the diverging interests of copyright holders on the one hand, and of online intermediary

EU: Hyperlinking to infringing content can be infringing in itself
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union
  • December 7 2016

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on 8 September 2016 handed down its eagerly awaited decision in GS Media (GS Media v Sanoma Media

La proposition de directive sur le droit d'auteur dans le marché unique numérique
  • Granrut Avocats
  • European Union, France
  • December 5 2016

Le 14 septembre 2016, la Commission europenne a rendu publique une proposition de directive sur le droit d'auteur dans le cadre de sa stratgie de

EP Committee on Legal Affairs: Cross-border portability and obligations for service providers
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • December 2 2016

A further step towards the reform of European copyright was taken On 29 November 2016. The Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament

The CJEU determines scope of implicit consent of authors to use their works
  • CMS
  • European Union, France
  • November 30 2016

Earlier this month the Court of Justice of the EU ("CJEU") has rendered a decision in the Marc Soulier, Sara Dokes v. Premier Ministre, Ministre de

The Spanish Supreme Court annuls Royal Decree regulating private copy compensation scheme
  • Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira
  • European Union, Spain
  • November 29 2016

On November 10, 2016, the Spanish Supreme Court ("TS") issued a ruling annulling Royal Decree 16572012 of December 7, which regulates the payment of

Linking is infringing - Court rules hyperlinks to unauthorised content do infringe copyright
  • Michelmores LLP
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • November 28 2016

The Court of Justice's (the CJEU) recent ruling in GS Media BV v. Sanoma Media a.o. case (C-160-15) clarifies that posting a hyperlink to copyrighted

Copyright rules fitting the digital era?
  • K&L Gates
  • European Union
  • November 23 2016

On September 2016, the Commission presented the Copyright reform, a legislative 'Package', consisting of measures of different nature, to adapt the

CJEU: Exceptions of InfoSoc do not cover out-of-commerce works
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France, European Union
  • November 18 2016

Is it permitted to reproduce out-of-commerce works and make them publicly accessible under European copyright exceptions? So far, there is no explicit

No licence needed for the ‘public lending’ of digital copies of books!
  • CMS, Belgium
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • November 18 2016

The Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") in the VOB v. Stichting Leenrecht case (C-17415) has recently provided some clarifications in