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Germany's revised Copyright Act - what do games developers and publishers need to know?
  • Taylor Wessing
  • Germany
  • February 1 2018

Germany's new Copyright Act brings in a number of changes, two of which are particularly relevant to games developers and publishers: the new author

The final bell for VAT on fees for devices and recording media under German copyright law?
  • Taylor Wessing
  • Germany
  • January 29 2018

On 18 January 2017, the CJEU handed down a judgment in the case C 3716 between the Minister Finansów (Minister for Finance, Poland) and SAWP (society

Bestseller-Paragraph: Kameramann von Das Boot“ erhält 588.000 als Nachvergütung
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • January 2 2018

Erfolg zahlt sich aus. Auf diesem Motto basiert der sogenannte Bestseller-Paragraph“ des deutschen Urheberrechts. Stehen die Vergütung des Urhebers

CJEU to rule on press publishers’ neighbouring right
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, Germany
  • May 12 2017

With decision of 8 May 2017, the regional Court of Berlin referred to questions for preliminary ruling to the Court of Justice of the European Union

World of Warcraft III - Urheberrechtsverletzung und wettbewerbswidrige Behinderung durch Buddy-Bots
  • DLA Piper
  • Germany
  • March 21 2017

Um Online-Spiele wie World of Warcraft (WoW) spielen zu können, muss der Spieler eine Clientsoftware herunterladen und auf seinem Computer

The saga of blocking creative content - how ad blockers still dominate online advertising in Germany
  • Gowling WLG
  • Germany
  • September 23 2016

In recent years, German publishing and media houses have struggled to serve their readership with advertisements ("web banners"). Driving this

Bundesgerichtshof klärt die Frage, wann ein Kunstwerk urheberrechtlich unwesentliches Beiwerk ist
  • SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte
  • Germany
  • July 7 2016

Das deutsche Urheberrecht kennt eine Ausnahme von der Zustimmungs-pflichtigkeit des Künstlers bei der Verwertung seines Werkes, wenn dieses lediglich

New neighbouring right for press publishers under German copyright law from 1 August 2013
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Germany
  • July 25 2013

Following an immensely heated public and media debate, the German Bundestag (Lower House) - on 1 March; and the Bundesrat (Upper House) - on 22 March

Youtube faces damages and injunction in germany for infringing user uploads
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Germany
  • October 26 2010

In response to a complaint originally filed in October 2009, a state court in Hamburg, Germany recently ordered YouTube to pay damages to the owners of three Sarah Brightman videos that were uploaded to YouTube in violation of German copyright law, and enjoined YouTube from further distributing the copyrighted content.

‘Appropriate remuneration’ for translators under German copyright law German Federal Court of Justice decides in favor of translators
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Germany
  • January 27 2010

In five parallel matters decided by the German Federal Court of Justice October 7, 2009 and published by the court recently (case nos. I ZR 3807, I ZR 3907, I ZR 4007, I ZR 4107 and I ZR 23006), the court further interpreted the provisions on appropriate remuneration for licensors in German copyright law.