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DSM Watch: Commission proposal on geo-blocking regulation published
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • May 27 2016

On 25 May 2016, the Commission published a package of five proposals aimed at implementing its Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy (see our blog


How would a Brexit affect IP rights?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 24 2016

Article 50(1) of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) provides that any member state may decide to withdraw from the EU. The referendum on the UK's


Stakeholder views are divided on whether there is a need to extend the "country of origin principle" to online transmissions
  • Fieldfisher LLP
  • European Union
  • May 24 2016

We have previously reported that the EUCommission has been conducting a public consultation on the Satellite and Cable Directive (9383EEC). This


Linkare contenuti protetti illegittimamente pubblicati: il sottile confine tra libertà d’informazione e violazione del diritto d’autore
  • Maschietto Maggiore Besseghini Studio Legale
  • European Union, Italy
  • May 20 2016

Lo sviluppo di Internet e la sua accessibilità, in termini di costi e copertura, ad un pubblico sempre maggiore ha contribuito a rendere oggi


The private copying exception and jurisdictional issues
  • Bristows LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 17 2016

This referral looks at jurisdictional issues in the context of the private copying exception, specifically, whether a claim for non-payment of a


New Guidance On Whether Hyperlinking May Constitute Copyright Infringement
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union
  • May 17 2016

Under the Copyright Directive (200129EC) the owner of copyright material has the exclusive right to control any "communications to the public" of


DSM WATCH: Draft Proposal For Geo-Blocking Regulation Leaked
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • May 13 2016

News site Politico this week leaked a draft proposal for an EU Regulation on addressing geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on place


A sign of the times for intellectual property
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
  • European Union
  • May 13 2016

Simon Clark discusses the piracy issues surrounding the rapid development of the internet and the ease at which media, such as music, tv programmes


Copyright: damages for moral prejudice
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union
  • May 5 2016

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that damages for moral prejudice can be awarded in addition to royalties under the Intellectual Property


Advocate General provides further guidance on private copying levies
  • Fieldfisher LLP
  • European Union
  • May 5 2016

We have previously reported on CJEU rulings regarding private copying levies (see here). This week AG Wahl provided his opinion on the legitimacy of