Category Archive: Copyright

Brexit and MSE: Post Brexit Trade Models – Norway (EEA)

By Petter Bjerke As part of our “Brexit and MSE” series, today we look at another possible model of a post -Brexit trading relationship between the UK and the EU based on the agreement between the EU and Norway – one of the territories in the European Economic Area. Share this

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Belgium: More freedom on the horizon

By Alexis Fierens and Kaat Van Delm A new exception to Belgian copyright legislation has been enacted. Until recently, it was technically possible for rights holders of a copyrighted work displayed publically in Belgium to ban reproductions of that work, or communications of that work to the public. Under the new exception, known as the …

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German Federal Constitutional Court: Sampling can be protected by artistic freedom

The German Federal Constitutional Court (‘BVerfG’) has ruled in favor of a hip-hop artist who used a two-second sample of the song “Metall auf Metall” from the electro-pop band Kraftwerk. Share this

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Germany: Liability of Internet Access Provider for copyright infringements

The German Federal Supreme Court (BGH, decision of 26 November 2015, I ZR 3/14 and I ZR 174/14) recently acknowledged the general liability of TK-companies which provide access to the internet (so-called Access Provider) according to the principles of “Stoererhaftung” (Breach of Duty of Care) and thus closed a gap in current copyright law and practice. …

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ITALY – Pisa Internet Festival – the Future of Copyright

News from the Pisa Internet Festival. Copyright, Data Protection, Internet of Things, ICT and artificial intelligence… are joining together in Pisa this week-end. Share this

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HUB FOCUS: Legal issues in film production transactions in Hungary

Our global Media, Sport & Entertainment Hub provides insights into various legal and commercial issues impacting on this space. As part of our “HUB FOCUS” series, we provide an extract, focusing on some of the legal issues arising in Hungarian film production transactions. Share this

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ITALY – New “Digital Tax”: towards level playing field regulations?

Some Italian parliament members published a proposal for a new law that may dramatically change the scenario for e-commerce and and digital businesses in Italy. The proposal (called by some commentators as “Digital” or “Web Tax”) is substantially a combination of domestic rules affecting the taxation of the digital economy. In line with the OCSE …

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China – Register Your Trademarks in Chinese Now: Lessons from Michael Jordan’s Defeat in Trademarks Combat against Qiaodan Sports

After two decades on the basketball court, Michael Jordan, one the greatest basketball players of all time, is currently learning the rules of defence and offence in a different game: the Chinese legal system.  Qiaodan Sports Company Limited (“Qiaodan Sports“), a Chinese sportswear company, are throwing their legal dispute with him back into his court.  …

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EUROPE – New Consultation on the EU Satellite and Cable Directive!

The European Commission launched yesterday a consultation on the Satellite and Cable Directive with a view to further promote cross border access to broadcasting and related online services. The Satellite and Cable Directive (Directive 93/83/EEC on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and rights related to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission) …

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UK: Regulations creating private copying exception quashed by High Court

By Sean Godfrey The High Court has ruled that the Copyright and Rights in Performances (Personal Copies for Private Use) Regulations 2014 (the “Regulations“) which created a copyright exception in the UK for private copying be quashed. This follows Mr Justice Green’s decision in June 2015 that the Government had acted unlawfully in not putting …

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