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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


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


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


Federal Court of Justice: “Internet-based” video recorders are generally illegal
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Germany
  • June 22 2009

The Federal Court of Justice had to decide on April 22, 2009 on the legitimacy of so-called "Internet-based" video recorders


CJEU renders next landmark decision - this time on free Wi-Fi
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, Germany
  • September 20 2016

So far, September has been a busy month in Luxembourg. On 8 September 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down a


German court decides split of music online copyrights is invalid
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • October 27 2009

The Regional Court of Munich has decided that the music industry's common practice of splitting online rights into the mechanical reproduction right and the right to make publicly available and to subsequently claim licence fees for both rights separately conflicts with German copyright law


Peer to peer (P2P) legislation
  • Abril Abogados
  • Canada, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, USA
  • December 13 2012

Since 2006, when the first European Regulation against illegal downloading was enacted by Finland, most of EU Member States have followed the example


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


German Federal Supreme Court sends adwords question to the ECJ
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union, Germany
  • January 23 2009

Yesterday the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) published its keenly anticipated decisions on three adword cases