As mentioned in our previous GDPR update, the tenth update in this series will deal with penalties. Given the potential for large fines and
The General Court of the European Union (CJEU) has confirmed that a person can sue for copyright infringement in the courts of their own Member State
The CJEU delivered its much anticipated judgment in Case C 17012 Pinckney v KDG Mediatech AG on 3 October. The judgment follows a reference from the
On 27 June 2012, Mr Justice Charleton gave his decision in the judicial review action taken by the Irish recording companies to prevent the graduated response system (GRS) agreed with eircom, the largest ISP in Ireland, being shut down as illegal.
A US District Court Judge has overturned the highest ever award for copyright infringement in US history.
Six film studios, including Warner Brothers and Disney, took an action seeking an order requiring BT to block access to a particular site, www.newzbin.com, which allowed users to share data files, predominantly films and music.
This year has seen a number of Commercial Court cases in the intellectual property sphere, particularly in the area of copyright.
In long running litigation brought by the recording industry in Ireland, the Irish High Court has declined to grant an injunction requiring UPC, an internet service provider, to put in place measures to prevent the illegal filesharing of sound recordings by its subscribers.
A number of Irish record companies including Warner Music, Universal Music, Sony BMG and EMI Records have lost a High Court battle against UPC, an internet service provider, in which they sought an injunction that would require the ISP to cut off a customer's broadband connection if there was evidence of repeat infringement of copyright at the customer's address.
In long running litigation brought by the recording industry the Irish High Court has declined to grant an injunction requiring UPC, an internet service provider, to put in place measures to prevent the illegal filesharing of sound recordings by its subscribers.