Publishing

Filing of a literary work in court proceedings constitutes a breach of the Swedish Copyright Act

The Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeal have ruled that the act of electronically submitting a short novel to the court as evidence in a court case constitutes an unlawful reproduction of the work and in breach with the Swedish Copyright Act. However, the filing of the work was not considered as a communication to the public or that the work was otherwise distributed to the public. A parent had submitted a private novel/letter …

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2017 Prize Promotions Handbook Now Available

For a number of years DLA Piper has been offering clients access to its Prize Promotions handbook and the great news is the 2017 version now covers 35 countries around the world.

The interactive Prize Promotions Around the World website assists clients with the management of the early development stages of a prize promotion (such as a sweepstake or skill-based contest), and sections on topics such as judging and sanctions.

Have a look at the site and see how the risk varies around the world; how severe sanctions are and how regularly they are imposed, as well as the relative restrictiveness of regulations.

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