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CJEU decision finds that requiring ISPs to filter content is illegal
  • CMS
  • European Union
  • November 28 2011

The case of Sabam v Tiscali in the Belgian courts in 2007 addressed whether the court should grant injunctive relief to SABAM (the Belgian Society of Authors, Composers, and Publishers) against the Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), Tiscali, imposing an obligation on the ISP to stop infringements of SABAM’s intellectual property by making it impossible for Tiscali’s users to use “peer-to-peer” (“P2P”) software to transmit infringing files containing musical compositions


Free for all on football fixture lists
  • CMS
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 2 2012

The CJEU has confirmed that copyright protection for football fixture lists as databases is not possible where skill and labour has been expended only in the creation of the lists, rather than in the selection or arrangement of data


Technology annual review of 2011
  • CMS
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 29 2012

The year began as it meant to go on - with a high profile patent dispute in the mobile phone sector decided in the Court of Appeal


CMS TMT legal update Spring 2012
  • CMS
  • Czech Republic
  • May 15 2012

On 20 March 2012, the Czech Telecommunication Office (CTO) announced that there will be a public consultation on the tender conditions for the 800, 1800 and 2600 MHz band mobile frequencies


A European Premier League: final whistle blows on football rights at the CJEU
  • CMS
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 5 2011

The FAPL markets the television broadcasting rights for Premier League matches


A levy big headache?
  • CMS
  • European Union
  • June 29 2011

National courts obliged to find a way to impose copyright levies on those based outside of their jurisdiction


IP snapshot May 2011
  • CMS
  • United Kingdom
  • May 23 2011

The High Court has passed down judgment in relation to a judicial review brought by two of the UK's largest Internet Service Providers, relating to the legality and proportionality of the Digital Economy Act


CMS quarterly communications update - July 2012
  • CMS
  • Austria, Bulgaria, European Union, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  • July 20 2012

Quarterly update summarising regulatory and legal developments from the last three months in the communications, media and satellite sectors in Europe


Technology Annual Review
  • CMS
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 11 2011

A month by month review of selected technology legal news from 2010


Star Wars Episode IV: a new hope?
  • CMS
  • United Kingdom
  • August 3 2011

The Supreme Court has handed down its very first Intellectual Property (IP)-related decision, ruling on a copyright infringement case with a five year heritage