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Linking and its consideration (or not) as an "act of communication to the public" (the sanoma case, c-16015)
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union
  • July 27 2016

Directive 200129EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related


Leave to Appeal to SCC: Rogers v SOCAN (2016 FCA 28) re Ringtones and Ringbacks
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • June 24 2016

An application for leave to appeal to the SCC in the case of Rogers Communications Partnership et al v SOCAN, 2015 FC 286, reversed in part by 2016


Unauthorized Ringtone Downloads and the Prosecution of Network Service Providers for Copyright Infringement: The Effect of the Withdrawal of a Petition with the NCC on a Criminal Charge
  • SPA Ajibade & Co
  • Nigeria
  • April 21 2016

Under Nigeria’s Copyright Act, copyright infringement can be resolved through a civil andor criminal action. While the civil lawsuit is maintainable


EU: Advocate General comments on Liability for Free Wi-Fi
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • March 24 2016

Free Wi-Fi is an achievement for the community, particularly if it is also password-free. However, in numerous European countries service providers


Copyright levies on memory cards for mobile phones: another landmark decision from the CJEU (case C-46312)
  • White & Case LLP
  • European Union
  • June 15 2015

Questions of copyright levies are hotly debated, since the decision as to whether such levies have to be payed or not has a significant influence on


Part II of the AdBlock Plus trilogy Munich court says no infringement
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • May 29 2015

A few weeks ago, we reported on the decision of the Hamburg District Court in the ongoing adblocking litigation concerning the software AdBlock Plus


RK business insights May 2015
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • May 27 2015

On 10 April 2015, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) announced that it would not oppose the acquisition of Aircommand


Nadere uitleg over thuiskopieheffing op geheugenkaarten voor mobiele telefoons
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union
  • April 2 2015

Het Hof van Justitie van de Europese Unie (hierna: Hof) heeft op 5 maart 2015 nadere uitleg gegeven over de toepassing van de uitzondering voor


Downloads of ringtones and ringbacks are not a communication to the public subject to a tariff
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • March 25 2015

This was a dispute over a tariff requiring Rogers to pay royalties to SOCAN in respect of ringtones and ringbacks (Tariff 24) as a communication of a


RK Federal Government insights October 2014
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • October 10 2014

Australia's Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson says he agrees with Prime Minister Tony Abbott's comments that burkas are "confronting", but people