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A second market for “used” e-books - CJEU will decide
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • July 27 2018

Ever since the European Court of Justice (CJEU) in its highly regarded UsedSoft ruling declared the resale of “used” software admissible (dated 3 July

European Court of Justice 12 October 2016 (Alexandrs Ranks - Jurijs Vasiļevičs)
  • Stibbe
  • European Union, Latvia
  • February 24 2017

CJEU re-affirms Usedsoft judgment but finds that lawful computer program acquirers may not resell back-up copies of those programs On 12 October

CJEU prohibits resale of back-up copies of computer programs without authorisation of copyright holder
  • Lydian
  • European Union
  • October 31 2016

The case at hand originates in criminal proceedings brought against two Latvian nationals, Mr. Ranks and Mr. Vasiļevičs, before the Riga Regional

When is software goods and when is it protectable by copyright?
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • August 17 2015

In the world of literature nobody questions that an author does not own copyright in his written work and nor is the publisher denied the right to

The UsedSoft decision of the European Court of Justice on the resale of software has been successfully alleged by the second acquirer
  • Stibbe
  • Belgium
  • April 30 2015

On 26 January 2015, the Court of Appeal of Gent dismissed the claim of a software company for copyright infringement against another company that

European MA news, winter 2015
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • January 23 2015

The resale market for used software and other forms of media is increasingly attractive for small and mid-sized enterprises to acquire the digital

Software licensing disputes: implied licences and the scope of permitted use
  • Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 11 2014

Being correctly licensed is critically important for retailers, given the significant level of commerce conducted electronically and the degree to

EU copyright rules changes on the horizon?
  • White & Case LLP
  • European Union
  • February 4 2014

Is the current EU copyright regulatory framework sufficiently fit for purpose in a digitized world? The European Commission (the "Commission") has

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

Nintendo judgment puts usedsoft back in the PC Box
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • European Union
  • January 27 2014

There was excitement and consternation is roughly equal measure when the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled in UsedSoft v. Oracle that