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German Federal Court of Justice finds that without right holders’ consent online private video recording services are only legal in very specific circumstances
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • December 14 2009

The German Federal Court of Justice ("Bundesgerichtshof" "FCJ") recently ruled on the legitimacy of online video recording services

Mininova forced to remove torrents linking to copyright material
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • December 14 2009

The internet offers lots of opportunities for the development and exploitation of information products on secondary markets

German court decides that the split of online music copyrights is invalid
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • December 14 2009

The Regional Court of Munich has decided that the music industry’s common practice of splitting online rights conflicts with German copyright law

Munich office IPIT & media newsletter - August 2014
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • August 6 2014

Under the auspices of the Bavarian state data protection authority, the so-called Düsseldorfer Kreis (an association of all German data privacy

The opera “Motezuma” by Antonio Vivaldi still protected under copyright law?
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Germany
  • April 20 2009

On Jan. 22, 2009, the German Federal Court of Justice rendered judgment (I ZR 1907) in a case concerning the question of whether or not the Berliner Sing-Akademie, a professional choir in Berlin, had a right to claim exclusive rights of exploitation to Vivaldi’s opera “Motezuma” under Sec. 71 of the German Copyright Act, asserting that the work had never been published prior to the claimants’ initial release of the work after expiry of its copyright protection

Second basket of German copyright reform closes loophole on file-sharing, frees treasures from studios’ archives
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Germany
  • February 13 2008

In July 2007, the Lower House of German Federal Parliament (Bundestag) passed a long-awaited bill to amend the German Copyright Act

Peer to peer (P2P) legislation
  • Abril Abogados
  • Canada, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, USA
  • December 13 2012

Since 2006, when the first European Regulation against illegal downloading was enacted by Finland, most of EU Member States have followed the example

Aktuelles kurz gemeldet - Oktober 2016
  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union, Germany
  • October 5 2016

Ein Standardklingelton kann wegen seiner Banalität nicht als Unionsmarke (für u.a. Träger zur Verbreitung von Informationen auf elektronischem und

IP and technology review 22 September 2014
  • Roschier
  • European Union, Finland, Germany, Sweden
  • September 22 2014

In its Oberbank decision (Joined Cases C-21713 and C-21813) of 19 June 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) clarified the

A question of balance
  • Siebeke Lange Wilbert
  • Germany
  • August 29 2012

Disputes between celebrities and the popular press about the legality of published images and reports are very common