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Regional Court of Hamburg: “Re-Pin” on Pinterest can constitute a copyright infringement

The Regional Court of Hamburg, in a decision of 12 November 2020, had to decide whether a re-pin of a photo on the platform “Pinterest” could constitute a copyright...

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Filesharing, copyright trolls and storage of traffic data to fight copyright infringement - a colourful bouquet from the CJEU
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In Mircom International Content Management & Consulting Limited v Telenet BVBA (Case C-597/19), a case involving peer-to-peer networks, the CJEU has ruled that the individual...

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EU General Court: Standardisation documents can enjoy copyright protection

The EU General Court (GC) recently ruled on copyright protection for standardisation documents, such as DIN (German Institute for Standardisation) documents. The GC ruled that, under...

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Advocate General says Article 17 DSM-Directive is in line with EU fundamental rights
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After a postponement of several months, Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe has now given his Opinion in the Polish annulment proceedings regarding Art. 17 EU Copyright in the Digital ...

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Getting The Deal Through: Automotive 2021
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For the fifth time, we have collaborated with Lexology to publish Getting the Deal Through: Automotive, our market overview of key issues in the automotive industry covering 19 countries....

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France: Implementation of Articles 18 to 23 of the 2019 Copyright Directive

Articles 18 to 23 of the 2019 Copyright Directive in the Digital Single Market were implemented into French law along with Article 17, by statutory instrument adopted on 12 May 2021. ...

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France: Directive (EU) 2019/789 of 17 April 2019 on SatCab is transposed into French law.

On 23 June 2021, the French Government issued a Statutory Instrument implementing Directive (EU) 2019/789 that complements the rules set out in the 1993 Satellite and Cable...

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EU commission finally publishes Guidance on Article 17 DSM Copyright Directive
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The EU Commission has published its long-awaited Guidance on the interpretation of Art. 17 DSM Copyright Directive. The Guidance attempts to strike a balance between the interests of rights ...

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The rat’s out of the bag: lessons from Banksy’s EU trade mark losses on grounds of bad faith
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An ongoing dispute between Pest Control Office, Banksy’s (self-described) parent/legal guardian, and Full Colour Black, a UK based greeting card company specialising in famous street...

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