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Leaked Commission Communication - No change to intermediary liability regime

European Union - May 5 2016 Last week saw a leak of the EU Commission's Communication on Online Platforms and the Digital Single Market, which presents the Commission's…

Beverley Potts.

What would a Brexit mean for IP rights?

European Union, United Kingdom - March 31 2016 On 23 June 2016, Britain will vote on whether to remain in the European Union ("EU"), the economic and political partnership of 28 European countries…

Hastings Guise, David Knight, Beverley Potts.

Intellectual Property News

United Kingdom - March 10 2016 Last year, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) produced a report, "Penalties Fair?" which concluded that the maximum penalty for online copyright…

Court of Justice confirms that you can't avoid sui generis database rights by locating a server outside of the jurisdiction

European Union - October 22 2012 The Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") has delivered a ruling that sui generis database rights under Directive 96/9/EC (the "Database Directive") might be infringed by operations uploading data onto servers located outside of the jurisdiction, if there is an intention to target the public within the jurisdiction and the database contents are accessed by users there.

James Martin, Rebecca Swindells.