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Copyright owners beware! Supreme Court judgment defines author's distribution rights anew
  • Graf & Pitkowitz
  • Austria, European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 19 2016

In light of a European Court of Justice ruling, the Supreme Court recently overturned its earlier interpretation of an author's exclusive distribution right in relation to his or her work of art


Sweepstakes & contests: a primer for user-generated content
  • Manhattan Advertising & Media Law Inc
  • USA
  • April 13 2016

In my previous blogpost about sweepstakes and contests, I addressed the primary differences between those two types of prize promotions (chance vs


Brexit - implications for the fashion and luxury brands industry
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 25 2016

As the dust settles after the vote for Brexit, the fashion industry and luxury brands sectors have been assessing the likely impact of the UK leaving


Hotel operators must pay for TV programs
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Germany
  • October 7 2011

The Higher Regional Court of Munich confirmed in a decision that has now become legally binding (Decision dated 30 June 2011 file no.: 6 Sch 1409 WG) that hotel operators are obligated by law to pay appropriate remuneration to private broadcasting companies for the use of TV and radio programs


Advocate General gives opinion on access to Premier League football broadcasts
  • CMS
  • United Kingdom
  • February 16 2011

The Football Association Premier League Ltd ("FAPL") co-ordinate the filming of Premier League football matches and then licence the rights to use them


Hey Papi! Big Pimpin' thinks you ain’t no playa when it comes to his 4040 mark
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2010

As many of you baseball fans surely know, "4040" is a term reserved for ballplayers who have hit 40 home runs and stolen 40 bases in a single season


European court ruling on copyright royalties
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, Sweden
  • January 23 2009

The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) has issued an important judgment in December 2008 on excessive and discriminatory pricing issues in respect of copyright royalties by a copyright collection society STIM, on a reference from the Swedish courts under Article 234 EC on a claim by the commercial broadcasters Kanal 5 Limited and TV4 AB


Taiwan decriminalises specific types of secondary use of works
  • Formosa Transnational
  • Taiwan
  • March 24 2010

On 10th February 2010 Article 37 of the Copyright Act was amended and promulgated by Presidential Order Hua-Zong-(1)-Yi-Zih 09900029991 in order to decriminalise certain specific types of secondary use, with the intention of improving the stability of the licensing market


How legal are the football broadcasts in pubs?
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 31 2008

In the case of Karen Murphy v Media Protection Services Limited 2007 EWHC 3091 (Admin), the English High Court upheld the finding of the Portsmouth Crown Court that the Appellant had committed an offence under Section 297(1) of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA


Licensing without hiccups
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2009

Christmas is fast approaching and operators should ensure that any Temporary Event Notices required for Christmas functions (either additional hours or activities) are submitted in good time and certainly no later than 10 clear working days before the function, which is the statutory deadline