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TV Catchup – CJEU gives little air time to retransmission defence

By Alastair Mackichan The Court of Justice of the European Union has put to bed any doubt as to whether section 73 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act (“CDPA”) is compatible with the EU Copyright Directive. Section 73 provides a defence against copyright infringement for operators of cable platforms in relation to the retransmission …

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UK: Search engines agree to demote pirate sites in search result listings

By John Wilks and Alastair Mackichan The UK Intellectual Property Office (the “IPO”) announced last month that Google and Bing have agreed to enter into a voluntary code of practice with the UK creative industries (represented by the British Phonographic Industry, the Motion Picture Association and the Alliance for Intellectual Property) (the “Code”). The “Code …

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Sports betting does not require a German gambling license in North Rhine-Westphalia at the moment

By Dr. Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt and Christoph Engelmann The Higher Administrative Court of North Rhine-Westphalia (OVG NRW) ruled in a recent decision that sports betting intermediation by an EU-licensed provider does not require a(n additional) German gambling license in North Rhine-Westphalia at the moment. With this decision the court takes a very liberal stance. Yet, this …

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AUSTRALIA: Update: Dallas Buyers Club letter revealed – Is it still speculative invoicing?

By Matthew Evans In the latest update of the Dallas Buyers Club case the proposed letters to be sent to pirates have now been made public. It was previously ordered that Voltage (the company owning the rights to Dallas Buyers Club) was required to submit to the Court a draft of the letters and telephone …

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AUSTRALIA: The end of the Pirate Bay and VPNs in Australia? New censorship laws passed to block piracy websites

By Matthew Evans The Australian Government has introduced new laws to block websites at an internet service provider (ISP) level if they have the primary purposes of infringing or facilitating the infringement of copyright. On June 22 the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 was passed in parliament, amending the Copyright Act to introduce the …

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Germany: German Federal High Court rules on two eBay offer listing cases

On 12 November 2014, the German Federal High Court (BGH) ruled that a sales contract for a used car concluded on the internet platform eBay was valid, even though the seller ended the listing early when the buyer’s initial offer of EUR 1 remained the highest bid (BGH VIII ZR 41/14). As the defendant (the …

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Join us – Media & Entertainment Webinars – “Second Screen” – Tuesday 28 October @3:00 PM GMT (4:00 PM CET)

Join us on Tuesday 28 October from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM CET, for a new session of our free Media & Entertainment Webinars. This session will focus on “Second Screen”. Second Screen, Social TV and other enhanced broadcasting applications have become increasingly popular. They are changing the Media & Entertainment market, introducing new measurement …

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Data Protection Laws

We’re pleased to remind you about our “Data Protection Laws of the World Handbook”, covering over 70 territories. To access the Handbook please visit here. This Handbook offers a quick overview of the areas of data protection law that have the most practical significance to businesses, including: International data transfer restrictions; Security obligations; Breach notification …

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Following loss before the Supreme Court, Aereo “astonishes” broadcasters with new legal strategy

By Andrew L. Deutsch, Marc E. Miller and Melissa A. Reinckens Shortly after its highly publicized loss before the US Supreme Court (see here), which appeared to doom its over-the-air television Internet streaming business, New York-based Aereo has asserted in federal district court that it is entitled to a compulsory license to carry over-the-air broadcasts …

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Aereo infringes broadcasters’ copyrights, US Supreme Court rules – coming impact for streaming and cloud services?

By Andrew L. Deutsch, Marc E. Miller and Melissa A. Reinckens The United States Supreme Court has held that online video startup Aereo Inc. infringes broadcasters’ copyrights in on-air programming when Aereo transmits the programs to its Internet subscribers. Ruling on June 25, the Court held that such transmissions are a public performance, and thus …

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