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Private copying exception now you see it, now you don’t!
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 30 2015

The High Court has quashed the Personal Copies for Private Use Regulations (the Regulations) which amended the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

European Commission sends Statement of Objections on cross-border provision of pay-TV services available in UK and Ireland
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • European Union
  • July 29 2015

The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Sky UK and six major US film studios: Disney, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Sony

Compensations scheme may be necessary for private use exception
  • William Fry
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 21 2015

In the recent case of BASCA and Others v The Secretary for State for Business, Innovation and Skills 2015 EWHC 2041 Mr. Justice Green in the High

Newsletter intellectual property, media and IT (Portugal) - 2nd quarter 2015
  • Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira
  • European Union, Portugal
  • July 16 2015

Although the President of the Republic returned the Decree Number 320XII of the Assembly of the Republic, the “second amendment to Law Number 6298

ISPs face the cost of implementing a graduated response system to deal with copyright infringers
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland
  • July 8 2015

UPC Communications, an internet service provider (ISP), has been ordered by the Irish Commercial Court to implement a graduated response system (GRS

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