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Matheson | Ireland | 23 May 2018

The GDPR Countdown: Employers are you Ready? - Penalties

As mentioned in our previous GDPR update, the tenth update in this series will deal with penalties. Given the potential for large fines and

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Matheson | European Union | 9 Jun 2015

Where can you sue for online copyright infringement?

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

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Matheson | European Union, Ireland | 23 Oct 2013

Forum shopping for online copyright infringement: the CJEU says “Yes!”

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

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Matheson | Ireland | 17 Jul 2012

High Court quashes Data Protection Commissioner’s objection to graduated response system

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.

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Matheson | USA | 3 Nov 2011

Case update: Oracle v SAP - damages for copyright infringement

A US District Court Judge has overturned the highest ever award for copyright infringement in US history.

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Matheson | United Kingdom | 3 Nov 2011

Film studios win battle in online infringement

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.

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Matheson | Ireland | 22 Dec 2010

A year in review - IP litigation in Ireland

This year has seen a number of Commercial Court cases in the intellectual property sphere, particularly in the area of copyright.

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Matheson | Ireland | 17 Dec 2010

Copyright infringement - ISP wins case brought by the recording industries

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.

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Matheson | Ireland | 17 Nov 2010

Illegal music downloads: three strikes 'not' out

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.

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Matheson | Ireland | 11 Oct 2010

Internet service provider wins copyright infringement case brought by the recording industries

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.

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