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Brexit And Copyright Law
At the end of March the European Commission issued a "Notice to Stakeholders. Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU Rules in the Field of Copyright." ....
European Union
2 May 2018
Re-Writing The Copyright Rulebook: Analysing The European Commission's Copyright Reform Proposals
More than a year after the Commission announced its Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy, the Commission continues to press ahead in delivering concrete proposals.
20 Sep 2016
Implementation Of The CRM Directive Ė What Does It Mean For Music Users?
In 2014, the new Directive concerning the collective management of copyright was introduced. The Directive sought to overhaul the law regulating collecting societies and other rights management organisations in Europe.
21 Mar 2016
The European Digital Single Market: Where Are We Now?
It has been a busy few months for the European Commission. When the Commission announced its plans for the digital single market (DSM) on 6 May, many commentators and stakeholders felt that it provided more questions than answers.
22 Oct 2015
The European Commissionís Digital Single Market Strategy: Challenges Ahead For The Media Industries
After being elected as President of the European Commission in June last year, Jean-Claude Juncker made the realisation of a European Ďdigital single marketí a top priority.
European Union
8 May 2015
ITV & Others v TVCatchUp: In The Latest Instalment In This Long Running Dispute, The UK Courts Have Again Referred This Case To The CJEU
The three presiding Court of Appeal judges (LJs Kitchin, Underhill and Arden) dismissed TVCís appeal, rejecting all arguments that section 73 extended to transmission to mobile devices via mobile networks.
1 Apr 2015
Home Or Away: The CJEU Confirms That Foreign Online Infringers Can Be Sued In Your Local Court
Your copyright is being infringed by an online company based outside the UK and you want to take action.
20 Feb 2015
The New Private Copying Exception: The UK Music Industry Wants To Be Paid For It
Three UK music industry organisations, the Musicianís Union, the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, and UK Music, have recently launched a legal action seeking leave to apply for judicial review of the UKís new copyright exception for private copying.
16 Dec 2014
Searching High And Low: The Licensing Of Orphan Works
Subject to a limited number of statutory exceptions, copyright works may be used only with the consent of those who hold the rights in them.
8 Dec 2014
Proposed Changes To Copyright Law Regarding Unpublished Works
If you thought that all works by Lord Byron or William Shakespeare would definitely be out of copyright now, you wouldnít necessarily be right.
11 Nov 2014
Linking To Content Made Freely Available Does Not Infringe Copyright
In an eagerly awaited ruling handed down on 13 February 2014 the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has decided that the owner of a website may, without the authorisation of the copyright holders, hyperlink to copyright-protected content that is "freely accessible" on another website. This
17 Feb 2014
Is This The Beginning Of The End For TVCatchUp And Section 73 CDPA?
Following the Court of Justice of the European Unionís ("CJEU") judgment on 7 March 2013, in which it confirmed that TVCatchUpís streaming service, which live streams all of the channels broadcast by ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 ("Broadcasters"), infringed the Broadcastersí communication to the public right, the case returned to the High Court, which handed down a formal Order 10 October 2013.
15 Oct 2013
High Court Confirms That Operators Of A Live Sports Indexing Website Infringe FAPLís Copyright
Following high-profile injunctions awarded last year against the major ISPs requiring them to block access to peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing sites Newzbin2 and The Pirate Bay, in a new site blocking decision delivered on 16 July 2013 regarding the FirstRow website, the High
7 Aug 2013
Modernising The Exceptions To Copyright: The Government Consults On The Draft Amendments
Last December in the document Modernising Copyright the government set out its decisions to amend some of the current exceptions to copyright protection and to add some new ones.
8 Jul 2013
Copyright Remedies: High Court Rejects Application For Proprietary Relief
Does a copyright owner have a proprietary claim to property purchased from the proceeds of an infringement of copyright?
2 May 2013
Collecting Societies Under The Microscope
The European Commissionís proposal for a Directive on collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online uses in the internal market
26 Jul 2012
Premier League Football: Showings Of Foreign Broadcasts In UK Pubs. The High Court Decides
On 3 February 2012, the English High Court (Kitchin LJ) handed down its judgment in the case of Football Association Premier League Ltd and Others v QC Leisure and Others [2012] EWHC 108 (Ch).
2 Mar 2012
Premier League Football: Showings Of Foreign Broadcasts In UK Pubs - The High Court Decides
On 3 February 2012, the English High Court (Kitchin LJ) handed down its judgment in the case of Football Association Premier League Ltd and Others v QC Leisure and Others [2012] EWHC 108 (Ch). No doubt this will be swiftly followed by a parallel decision in the criminal proceedings against the Southsea pub landlady, Mrs Murphy.
23 Feb 2012
Reform Of UK Copyright Law - The Government's Consultation Paper: December 2011
The Government is pressing forward with plans to implement key proposals made in the Hargreaves Review. On 14 December it published a consultation document on five of those recommendations, together with impact assessments on each of them.
2 Jan 2012
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