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The CJEU determines scope of implicit consent of authors to use their works

European Union, France - November 30 2016 Earlier this month the Court of Justice of the EU ("CJEU") has rendered a decision in the Marc Soulier, Sara Dokes v. Premier Ministre, Ministre de…

Alexis Hallemans.

To hyperlink or not? Posting a hyperlink can infringe copyrights

European Union - September 14 2016 On 8 September, the Court of Justice (“CJEU”) in the GS Media BV v. Sanoma Media a.o. Case (C-160-15), within the framework of a preliminary ruling…

Alexis Hallemans.

EU reform of copyright law: heading in the right direction?

European Union - September 30 2016 Two roads diverged in a wood, perhaps the Commission favoured the one most travelled. The European Commission, within the framework of its 'Digital…

Alexis Hallemans.

“Losers” lose: transfer of a back-up copy of software, unless authorized, is not allowed

European Union, Latvia - October 27 2016 The European Court of Justice ("ECJ"), in the Aleksandrs Ranks and Jurijs Vasilevics case (C-166/15), held that although in applying the UsedSoft case…

Alexis Hallemans.

Another patch without a possible cure: Belgian IP law scrutinized by the Court of Justice for not providing a system of 'fair compensation’ to offset legal exceptions imposed on the reproduction right of copyright holders

Belgium, European Union - November 30 2015 On 12 November 2015, the Court of Justice in the Hewlett-Packard Belgium v. Reprobel case (C-572/13) eviscerated the system of fair compensation…

Alexis Hallemans.