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The CJEU gives its views of the parody exception to copyright
  • Matheson
  • Belgium, European Union, Ireland
  • December 19 2014

The Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) recently gave guidance in Deckmyn v Vandersteen (Case C-20113) as to the meaning of Article

Internet users breathe a sigh of relief as European Court rules that internet browsing does not infringe copyright
  • Matheson
  • European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom
  • August 14 2014

If you are reading this on an internet browser you may be relieved to know that you are not infringing copyright law. Thanks to the recent Court of

After Pirate Bay, Commercial Court blocks another file sharing website
  • Matheson
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • January 10 2014

On 2 December 2013, Mr Justice Kelly of the Commercial Court ordered the major Irish Internet service providers (ISPs) to block subscriber access to

High Court quashes Data Protection Commissioner’s objection to graduated response system
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • July 17 2012

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

Internet service provider wins copyright infringement case brought by the recording industries
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • October 11 2010

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

Bringing down competitors' advertising in Ireland - an example case
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • August 31 2010

The plaintiff, Tesco Ireland Limited, sought to restrain by injunction a certain form of comparative advertising by the defendant, Dunnes Stores