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“Communication to the public”: CJEU finds it does not include live performances or direct presentations of copyrighted work
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • January 12 2012

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has once again considered the meaning of “communication to the public” under Article 3(1) of the Copyright Directive (200129EC


Sound recordings and co-written musical works - term of protection
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • September 10 2008

It seems that aging rockers might get what they want after all with the European Commission’s formal proposal to extend the term of copyright protection for sound recordings from 50 to 95 years


Jurisdiction to award damages for online infringement of “personality rights” clarified
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • November 29 2011

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that victims of infringements of “personality rights” by means of the internet can chose to bring actions before the courts of the Member State in which they reside in respect of all the damage caused


Commission proposes to extend term of copyright protection for performers
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • February 22 2008

The European Commissioner for the Internal Market has proposed to extend the term of copyright protection for sound recordings from 50 to 95 years


Sport White Paper: Parliament, specificity of sport and the FIFA 65 rule
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • June 30 2008

The European Parliament (EP) welcomed the European Commission’s plans for a specific EU sport policy and the majority of the actions proposed in the Commission’s July 2007 White Paper and accompanying Pierre de Coubertin Action Plan


Commission welcomes changes to financing of Irish broadcaster
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, Ireland
  • February 29 2008

The European Commission has welcomed the changes to the financing of the Irish public service broadcasters RTÉ and TG4


Pub landlords found to infringe the Premier League’s copyright: pyrrhic victory after all?
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 30 2012

In Football Association Premier League Ltd v QC Leisure 2012 EWHC 108 (Ch) Lord Justice Kitchin has now accepted that the Defendant publicans communicated copyright works contained in foreign broadcasts of Premier League matches to the public, following the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruling to that effect in October 2011


The protection of football fixture lists under the EU Database Directive
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • March 30 2012

On 1 March 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union passed judgement on Football Dataco Ltd v Yahoo! UK Ltd 2012 CJEU C-60410, concluding that the football fixture lists in question are not protected by copyright as there is insufficient intellectual creation on the part of the author


EU enhances copyright protection for sound recordings and songs
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • November 3 2011

On 12 September 2011, Directive 2011 77 EU, amending Directive 2006 116 EC on the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights (the Directive) was adopted


Football Dataco Ltd and others v Sportradar GmbH: copyright and database right infringement and jurisdiction
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 29 2011

Allowing Sportradar's appeal in part, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales has ruled that Dataco's copyright claim in relation to a database of football statistics failed because what was allegedly copied was "mere data", not the database itself