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Uchida & Samejima Law Firm | Japan | 22 Apr 2018


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Noerr LLP | European Union, Latvia | 23 Mar 2017

The Court of Justice of the European Union on the legal protection of computer programs

The Criminal Law Division of the Riga Regional Court was dealing with a case concerning an unlawful sale of copyrighted items in an organised group


King & Wood Mallesons | Australia | 6 Mar 2017

How many codes must a man walk down? Coding and copyright cross paths in the FCA

For most of us, our exposure to software code is limited to the Matrix and those terrifying moments when you accidentally open Terminal on your Mac


Bird & Bird LLP | European Union | 6 Dec 2016

Copyright: resale of physical back-up copy of software program

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that it is an infringement of copyright to sell a physical back-up copy of a software program, even if


CMS, China | United Kingdom, European Union | 1 Dec 2016

European IP Snapshot - November 2016 欧洲知产快讯 - 2016年十一月

欧盟常设法院部分撤销了上诉委员会的决定判定在硬质水果糖上使用商标就足以判定在“糖果”这一整体类别中真正使用该商标. 该决定进一步明确在欧盟小部分地区使用该商标也足以判定在欧盟全部地区真正


Gowling WLG | Canada | 7 Sep 2016

Copyright infringement claim successful by way of application

In the recent decision of Microsoft Corporation v Liu, the Federal Court granted Microsoft's application in part, finding that the respondent, Mr


Clayton Utz | Australia | 18 Aug 2016

Settlement suggests Governments can use software without a licence agreement

Settlement of the dispute between the SA Government and Global Health suggests the Crown use provisions in the Copyright Act apply to computer


ByrneWallace | USA | 29 Jul 2016

Use of third party APIs ruled as "fair” and “non infringing”

In a recent claim, Oracle America, Inc. stated that Google's reuse of 37 of 166 packages of the Java Application Program Interface (“API”) in the


Clayton Utz | European Union | 21 Jul 2016

What happens when the government uses software without a licence agreement? Possibly, very little

It's far from clear if the Crown use provisions in the Copyright Act apply to computer programs. A case scheduled for hearing in the Federal Court


Borden Ladner Gervais LLP | Canada | 6 Aug 2014

Appeal dismissed: dispute over ownership, alleged copyright infringement of software programs, scope of a license, and the revocation of a Certificate of Registration

This was an appeal from a judgment of the Federal Court dismissing the action for damages of Elizabeth Posada (“Posada”) and the company incorpora

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