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Network interference - a legal guide to the commercial risks and rewards of the social media phenomenon
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 22 2014

Social media is a revolution in the way in which corporations communicate with consumers. This White Paper will help you to maximise the huge

Hyperlinks and copyright - new law in the Playboy case
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 10 2016

The Court of Justice of the European Union (the "CJEU") has recently decided that a hyperlink can infringe copyright, provided that the party who

Get your Wifi network password protected or face legal action?
  • Brodies LLP
  • European Union, Germany, United Kingdom
  • September 29 2016

A recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling highlights national court’s powers to enforce password protection on Wi-Fi networks and clarifies the

Exhaustion of copyright
  • Mewburn Ellis LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 31 2014

The principle of exhaustion is an established international legal doctrine. It provides that a copyright owner’s right to control copies of their

English Court of Appeal's judgment in Football Dataco v. Sportradar has implications for claims against Pinterest, Tumblr and other social media sites, but European Court will have final say
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 21 2013

In its judgment of 6 February 2013, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales confirmed what many had predicted and many more had feared: that "the

CJEU issues ruling on internet browsing technology in the Meltwater case
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 5 2014

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) today issued its decision in the Meltwater Case C-36013, a long-running (5 year) dispute between

Ed Sheeran the latest target of copyright lawsuit
  • Baldwins
  • Australia, Germany, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 13 2016

News broke last week that pop star Ed Sheeran is being sued by California songwriter duo Martin Harrington and Tom Leonard. The suit relates to

Links do not constitute an act of communication to the public, do them? Case C-46612 Svensson vs Retiever Sverige
  • Abril Abogados
  • European Union, Spain, United Kingdom
  • February 17 2014

Recently, the ECJ has published its expected judgment in Case C-46612, answering the questions refered for a preliminary ruling by the Court of

MurphyPremier League changes European media rights landscape
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 28 2011

This case, about the ability of British pubs to screen live Premier League football broadcast from other EU countries, questions the way content has been distributed in Europe

Sound-alike songs: blurring the lines
  • Pitmans LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 17 2014

IP & IT analysis: Claims that the hit song 'Blurred Lines' plagiarises a Marvin Gaye song will be settled by trial, a judge in the US has ruled. In