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Article 13 Of The New Copyright Directive Shown A Red Card
On 5 July 2018 627 of 751 members of the European Parliament voted on the proposed Copyright Directive, with 318 voting to reject articles 11 and 13, the link tax and upload filters, respectively.
European Union
11 Jul 2018
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Intellectual Property Update: Review 2016
The trend of IP enforcement continues with almost all sectors experiencing some activity. Combined with this, we explore some other interesting developments.
Ireland
13 Mar 2017
3
EU Court Answers: When Can You Re-sell Software?
The initial acquirer of a copy of software, in some circumstances, may resell that copy and his licence to a new acquirer.
Ireland
16 Nov 2016
4
Business Owners Providing Free Wi-Fi May Be Required To Implement Password Protection
The Court of Justice of the European Union has confirmed that business owners who offer free Wi-Fi are not responsible for copyright infringement carried out by customers using their service.
European Union
24 Oct 2016
5
Is The Public Lending Of E-Books Similar To Lending Traditional Books?
Whether or not the public lending of e-books is treated, in EU copyright law, in the same manner as the public lending of traditional books has been a relatively contentious topic among EU Member States.
Ireland
27 Sep 2016
6
No More Geo-Blocking? European Commission To Tackle Cross-Border E-Commerce Discrimination
In May 2016, the European Commission published proposals to prevent companies and online retailers, who sell in or into the EU, from engaging in ‘geo-blocking' and other geographical restrictions.
Ireland
7 Sep 2016
7
Private Copying Levies Cannot Be Paid From Central Government Funds
The CJEU has held that a system in Spain whereby the equitable remuneration payable in respect of private copying paid to rights holders out of the General State Budget is not compatible with EU copyright law.
European Union
30 Aug 2016
8
IP Update: Irish Court Of Appeal Confirms Court Ordered Graduated Response System For ISPs
The Irish Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal against a court ordered or "common law" graduated response, or three strikes, system.
Ireland
2 Aug 2016
9
Copyrighting APIs – Google And Oracle Battle It Out
In May 2016, a six-year legal tussle between Google and Oracle entered its final phase when the US District Court for Northern California ruled that Google's use of 37 Oracle Java APIs...
Ireland
22 Jun 2016
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IP Update: Failure To Pay Private Copying Levy Is A Tort
Copyright collecting societies who collect private copying levies can bring non-payment proceedings in their own Member State, rather than suing in the jurisdiction where the person in default of payment is domiciled.
Ireland
17 Jun 2016
11
Engaging Interns In Ireland, Part 2 – Interns And Intellectual Property
Part 1 of our Engaging Interns blog highlighted the absence of law clarifying the status of interns in Ireland.
Ireland
16 Jun 2016
12
Recent Opinion - Hyperlinking To Unauthorised Content
In a recent opinion of Advocate General Wathelet, hyperlinking to unauthorised content on the internet may not amount to copyright infringement.
European Union
6 Jun 2016
13
Hyperlinks And Copyright Law – Where Does Responsibility Lie?
In recent weeks, Advocate General Wathelet ("AG") – an independent advisor to the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") – delivered his Opinion in GS Media v Sanoma.
European Union
3 May 2016
14
Is Your Online Business Ready For The API Economy?
Organisations across the world are recognising that APIs are fuelling e-commerce and becoming the building blocks of the online economy.
Worldwide
20 Apr 2016
15
Intellectual Property For Start-Ups
While it may not be the first thing that grabs your attention when starting up a new company or business, every start-up should consider intellectual property ("IP") protection at an early stage.
Ireland
14 Apr 2016
16
Are Retailers Responsible For User Activity On Their Free Wi-Fi?
Retailers, who in the course of business offer free unprotected Wi-Fi, should not be held responsible if their customers use the service to infringe copyright.
Ireland
7 Apr 2016
17
Intellectual Property Update: 2015 Review
In early 2015, Ireland became the first EU Member State to introduce plain or standardised packaging for tobacco products.
Ireland
3 Feb 2016
18
The ‘Internet Of Things': Legal Challenges In An Ultra-Connected World
Gartner predicts that by the end of this year over 6.4 billion web-enabled devices will be connected as part of the Internet of Things, an increase of 30% on 2015.
Ireland
25 Jan 2016
19
2015 Review: Hot Topics In Tech Law
2015 was a year of significant developments in tech law. The EU's highest court – the CJEU – published a number of landmark judgments throughout the year.
European Union
12 Jan 2016
20
MHC Times Issue 37 Autumn 2015
Welcome to the 37th issue of MHC Times. In this issue, we look at Ireland's relationship with Europe and what we have to offer as a country across various sectors.
Ireland
21 Dec 2015
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