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The European Commission's December 2015 communication on copyright - the aptly named "appetiser" to 2016's "main course"
  • RPC
  • European Union
  • February 9 2016

As part of its Digital Single Market Strategy the European Commission released a Communication entitled "Towards a modern, more European copyright


Does copyright protect data file formats?
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 9 2016

Generally speaking, copyright protects the expression of an idea but it does not protect the underlying idea itself. Applying that rationale to


Endless flotillas and safe harbours: perspectives on ISP and host liability
  • Remfry & Sagar
  • European Union, India, USA
  • February 4 2016

The Internet pervades every aspect of our lives. From communication to commerce, it promises limitless access to continually evolving worlds of


DSM Watch: Towards a modern European copyright framework (Part 2)
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • February 2 2016

As the second of a series of five, this blog post focuses on the first legislative proposal for European copyright reform: the proposal for a


Commercial Court Grants Injunction Against ISP to Adopt Graduated Response Scheme
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union, Ireland
  • February 1 2016

In the most significant Irish copyright decision of the year, the Commercial Court granted an injunction against an Internet service provider ("ISP"


Media - Top 5 predictions for 2016!
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • European Union, Italy
  • February 1 2016

Great news are expected in EU and Italian media landscape, as 2016 will be crucial for the implementation of the Digital Single Market Strategy of


IPO calls for views on European Commission’s proposals to improve cross-border portability of digital services
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 27 2016

The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is seeking views on recently published draft EU legislation that is intended to ensure that European


DSM Watch: Towards a modern European copyright framework (Part 1)
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • January 20 2016

In the first of a series of five, this blog overviews the European Commission’s action plan for modernising European copyright. In May 2015 the


UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods applies to certain software license agreements
  • Stibbe
  • Canada, European Union, Netherlands
  • January 7 2016

The Canadian-based software supplier Corporate Web Solutions Ltd. ("CWS") and a Dutch customer concluded an online license agreement for software


Top Internet Law Story for 2015
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • January 6 2016

As the Internet grows and develops, the law is fast on its heels attempting to resolve difficult cases and seeking to regulate new and different