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Regional Court of Hamburg decides that online TV service Zattoo is illegal without right holders’ consent collecting societies’ and broadcasters’ consent is irrelevant
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • December 14 2009

In a dispute between film studios Warner and Universal against the German offering zattoo.de of online TV service Zattoo, the Regional Court Hamburg decided on 8 April 2009 (ref. no. 308 O 66008) that zattoo.de must not retransmit TV content without the consent of the original right holders


Aktuelles kurz gemeldet - Oktober 2016
  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union, Germany
  • October 5 2016

Ein Standardklingelton kann wegen seiner Banalität nicht als Unionsmarke (für u.a. Träger zur Verbreitung von Informationen auf elektronischem und


Mininova forced to remove torrents linking to copyright material
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • December 14 2009

The internet offers lots of opportunities for the development and exploitation of information products on secondary markets


‘Appropriate remuneration’ for translators under German copyright law German Federal Court of Justice decides in favor of translators
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Germany
  • January 27 2010

In five parallel matters decided by the German Federal Court of Justice October 7, 2009 and published by the court recently (case nos. I ZR 3807, I ZR 3907, I ZR 4007, I ZR 4107 and I ZR 23006), the court further interpreted the provisions on appropriate remuneration for licensors in German copyright law


Host of German version of the TV show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” wins legal battle for the right to use his picture
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Germany
  • September 25 2009

Günther Jauch, the host of the German version of the famous TV show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?", fought a battle through the instances that found a positive ending for him before the German Federal Court of Justice in March of this year, with the full decision published only recently (I ZR 807


German Federal Court of Justice finds that without right holders’ consent online private video recording services are only legal in very specific circumstances
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • December 14 2009

The German Federal Court of Justice ("Bundesgerichtshof" "FCJ") recently ruled on the legitimacy of online video recording services


Hamburg court rules on copyright liability of RapidShare
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • December 14 2009

In its judgment of 12 June 2009, the Regional Court of Hamburg granted an injunction (cease and desist order) in preliminary proceedings in favour of the German music collecting society GEMA against the Swiss filehoster RapidShare AG


IP and technology review 22 September 2014
  • Roschier
  • European Union, Finland, Germany, Sweden
  • September 22 2014

In its Oberbank decision (Joined Cases C-21713 and C-21813) of 19 June 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) clarified the


Munich office IPIT & media newsletter - August 2014
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • August 6 2014

Under the auspices of the Bavarian state data protection authority, the so-called Düsseldorfer Kreis (an association of all German data privacy


German court decides that the split of online music copyrights is invalid
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • December 14 2009

The Regional Court of Munich has decided that the music industry’s common practice of splitting online rights conflicts with German copyright law