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DLA Piper | USA | 6 Mar 2019

Fourth estate public benefit Corp. v. wall-street.com: when can a copyright claimant sue for infringement? Supreme Court says not until the copyright has been registered

On March 4, 2019, the United States Supreme Court decided an important issue of copyright law that had divided federal courts for years. In Fourth

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DLA Piper | USA | 5 Mar 2019

Supreme Court rules copyright registration required to sue

On Monday, March 4, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling holding that a copyright owner cannot file a lawsuit for copyright

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DLA Piper | Sweden | 12 Feb 2018

Filing of a literary work in court proceedings constitutes a breach of the Swedish Copyright Act

The Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeal have ruled that the act of electronically submitting a short novel to the court as evidence in a court

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DLA Piper | United Kingdom | 6 Nov 2017

Can a TV show format acquire copyright protection?

Many years ago the Courts determined that there was no copyright in the format for the "Opportunity Knocks" game show (see Green v New Zealand

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DLA Piper | European Union | 19 Jun 2017

Quo vadis Netzsperren? - EuGH hält The Pirate Bay für urheberrechtswidrig

Der Europäische Gerichtshof (EuGH) hat im Rahmen eines Vorlageverfahren entschieden, dass das Geschäftsmodell

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DLA Piper | European Union | 11 May 2017

Filmspeler - Sale of “fully-loaded” IPTV boxes and “unlawful use”

In another welcome decision for content owners and broadcasters, the CJEU has dealt a significant blow to the business models of those individuals

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DLA Piper | Australia | 4 May 2017

If you can’t beat them, block them. Section 115A strikes against piracy websites, this time for the music industry

If you can't beat them, block them. Section 115A strikes against piracy websites, this time for the music industry. Universal Music Australia Pty

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DLA Piper | Australia | 4 May 2017

If you can’t beat them, block them. Section 115a strikes against piracy websites, this time for the music industry

Last week in the Federal Court of Australia, over thirty internet service providers (ISPs) including TPG, Optus and Telstra were ordered to block

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DLA Piper | Netherlands | 28 Apr 2017

EuGH stellt klar: Auch das Nutzen von illegalen Streaming-Angeboten ist rechtswidrig

Nicht nur der Betreiber von illegalen Streaming-Angeboten, sondern auch deren Nutzer begehen nach Auffassung des EuGH eine Urheberrechtsverletzung

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DLA Piper | Sweden | 31 Mar 2017

Sweden: Proposal for the introduction of a licensing system

Today, the investigator appointed by the Swedish Government, Mr. Håkan Hallstedt, handed over his proposal (1,340 pages) for the introduction of a

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