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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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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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TV Catchup and Section 73 – (Nearly) The End of the Road?

By John Cloke & Jonathan Salt The Court of Appeal in England has recently made a second reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the case brought by UK free-to-air broadcasters ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 against the Internet streaming service TV Catchup (TVC) in relation to the unauthorised streaming …

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Italy – YouTube case changes rules on Internet liability

The Internet liability regime for hosting providers have been subject of different interpretations by courts in Italy and a new interesting position came up with the decision of the Court of Turin (Italy) involving YouTube and Google which overturned its initial decision of a few months ago introducing new principles of Internet liability for online …

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Media, Sport & Entertainment Webinar 2014: Fair Dealing

Wednesday 23 July  2014 3.00 – 4.00 pm BST We are delighted to invite you to the next session in our series of 1 hour webinars. This webinar will focus on Fair dealing. When is it “fair” to use copyright content belonging to another without permission? This webinar will feature a lively discussion of the latest position …

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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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Germany: Collecting society’s payout to publishers highly disputed

On 13 May 2014 the District Court of Berlin (16 O 75/13) rejected a claim brought by a songwriter and a composer against a collecting society’s payout to music publishers.. The claim was directed at a declaratory judgment that GEMA (the German collecting society responsible for licencing musical performances and musical reproduction) was not allowed …

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IPO Guidance on Copyright Reforms

By Oliver Kichenside and Alasdair Muller The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has published guidance for copyright owners and consumers which outlines certain changes to current copyright law due to come into force on 1 June 2014. The guidance relates to forthcoming changes which are designed to allow use of copyright works for a range of …

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Media, Sport & Entertainment Webinars 2014: Television Signal Piracy

Media, Sport & Entertainment Webinars 2014 Television signal piracy Wednesday 23 April 2014 3.00 – 4.00 pm BST We are delighted to invite you to the second of our series of 1 hour webinars. This webinar will focus on Television signal piracy. Signal piracy has been described by many of our clients as their single biggest threat. DLA …

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