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Hogan Lovells | European Union | 22 Mar 2019

DSM Watch: Navigating Article 13 of the Copyright Directive

On 13 February 2019 the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council finally agreed the text of the long-awaited draft Copyright Directive


Hogan Lovells | USA | 11 Mar 2019

U.S. Supreme Court adopts “registration approach” for copyright infringement actions

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced in Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, LLC that copyright owners must wait for the Copyright


Hogan Lovells | European Union | 16 Nov 2018

CJEU pokes holes in copyright protection for the taste of cheese

This week, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled that the taste of cheese does not enjoy any copyright protection (C-31017). Although this


Hogan Lovells | European Union, Germany | 7 Nov 2018

Advocate General rejects copyright infringement in German Afghanistan Papers case

Can the Federal Republic of Germany invoke a copyright on military status reports? This is the key question currently before the European Court of


Hogan Lovells | European Union | 22 Oct 2018

EU Copyright - Infringing the distribution right: AG includes warehousing of counterfeits

A Swedish preliminary ruling procedure is currently pending before the European Court of Justice (CJEU) and represents the latest in a run of rulings


Hogan Lovells | Germany | 24 Sep 2018

Provider liability: First YouTube, now “uploaded” - next case before the CJEU

Only two weeks ago, the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) referred various questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) concerning the


Hogan Lovells | European Union, Germany | 9 Aug 2018

CJEU: Re-posting content is a “communication to the public”

Copying an image from a website and using it for one’s own purposes, e.g. the illustration of a memo which eventually happens to be uploaded to


Hogan Lovells | European Union, Germany | 8 Aug 2018

EuGH: Re-Posten von Fotos im Netz ist eine öffentliche Wiedergabe“

Stellt es eine Urheberrechtsverletzung dar, wenn ein Werk zunächst von einer frei zugänglichen Website auf einen privaten Server kopiert und dann auf


Hogan Lovells | United Kingdom | 13 Jun 2018

UK Supreme Court holds rights-holders should bear the costs of web-blocking injunctions

The Supreme Court handed down its much anticipated judgment in Cartier International AG v British Telecommunications Plc today. The Judges held


Hogan Lovells | Germany | 12 Feb 2018

German Supreme Court remains claimant-friendly on cease and desist orders

Another milestone for cease and desist orders has been reached in Germany. The German Federal Supreme Court has clarified in a number of decisions

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