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Hyperlinks and copyright: courts seek ECJ guidance
  • AKD
  • European Union
  • November 16 2015

The relationship between hyperlinking and copyright is much debated and has been the subject of various court judgments. The outcome of such cases

Copyright after distribution - exhausted or not exhausted? That is the question
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • European Union
  • November 16 2015

Under Article 4 of the Copyright Directive (200129EC), also known as the InfoSoc Directive, authors have an exclusive right to distribute their

EUAustria: CJEU rules on the definition of audiovisual media services
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • October 30 2015

What is nowadays to be seen as a "programme"? And, what does characterize the "principal purpose" of a video section offered in the electronic

Autumn 2015
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • European Union
  • October 29 2015

Included in this issue: Importance of ownership provisions in contracts for the commissioning of copyright works Streaming live events on the

The new Spanish Copyright Act challenged before the European Commission
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union
  • October 27 2015

On October 1, 2015 several Spanish internet users associations (AUI, AI, ISOC-ES, ATI and AEEPP) lodged a complaint with the European Commission to

Oracle or Fata Morgana: can a licence lead to transfer of property in Belgium?
  • CMS DeBacker
  • Belgium, European Union
  • October 27 2015

The Brussels Court of Appeal recently confirmed the landmark decision UsedSoft v. Oracle of the European Court of Justice (ECJ). In UsedSoft v

No classic car restoration without license?
  • Geistwert Rechtsanwälte
  • European Union
  • October 24 2015

A judgement of the European Court of Justice (C-41913) may have significant impact to the classic car-scene. What was the case about? Allposters

Taking a ride on the Birthday Train
  • KUHNEN & WACKER Intellectual Property Law Firm
  • European Union
  • October 23 2015

The European Union has passed numerous directives to harmonise Copyright Law. In May 2001, after years of drafting and redrafting, it adopted the EU

Online platforms hold on tight...
  • Bristows LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 20 2015

Geo-blocking and online platforms are the next dip in the roller-coaster that is the e-commerce sector enquiry - which is fast gathering pace. On

“Everything online” including “everything copyright”
  • Bristows LLP
  • European Union
  • October 15 2015

On 9 October 2015, the European Commission published its clearance decision in relation to the joint venture between three collecting societies (GEMA