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European Parliament Approves New Copyright Rules For The Internet, Including So-Called ‘Link Tax' And ‘Upload Filters'
On 26 March 2019, following a lengthy process, the European Parliament has given final approval to the Copyright Directive, aimed at the modernization of the EU copyright regime.
European Union
8 Apr 2019
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German Federal Court Of Justice Confirms Copyright In Photographs Of Public Domain Paintings
On 20 December 2018, the German Federal Court of Justice confirmed that photographs of public domain paintings ‎are, in principle, protected by a copyright-related right in section 72 of the German Copyright Act (Case No. I ZR 104/17).
Germany
2 Apr 2019
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Court Of Justice Of The EU: No Copyright Protection For The Taste Of Food – For Now
It is likely that the CJEU's ruling can be extended further to scents and other sensory input.
European Union
5 Dec 2018
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German Federal Court of Justice Shows the Red Card to Cheat Software for Online Role-Playing Games
On 12 January 2017, the German Federal Court of Justice has handed down it´s second landmark decision on cheat software within three months.
Germany
13 Apr 2017
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The Copyrightability of Yoga Poses, Dance Moves and Exercise Routines
The question of whether a sequence of exercises, such as yoga poses or dance moves, can be copyrighted has occupied the attention of international courts, scholars and copyright offices for some time.
Germany
4 Mar 2017
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Your IP Valentine: Can Recipes Be Protected by Copyright?
According to the code of ethics of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, a culinary professional must not knowingly "appropriate […] any recipe or other intellectual property belonging to another without the proper recognition."
Worldwide
14 Feb 2017
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A Very Intellectual Property Christmas
Many Christmas songs such as "Jingle Bells" or "Silent Night" are not (or no longer) protected by copyright law and form part of the public domain...
Germany
3 Jan 2017
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Avoid The Halloween "Trick" Of An Intellectual Property Lawsuit
When cobwebs and tombstones start to show up in your neighborhood, probably something wicked is coming your way—except that one night of the year, on Halloween.
Germany
26 Oct 2016
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Court Of Justice Of The EU: Retailers Offering Free Wi-Fi Not Liable For Patrons' Copyright Infringements
On 15 September 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that the operator of a shop, hotel or bar that offers free Wi-Fi to the public is not liable for copyright infringements...
Germany
18 Oct 2016
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Former Mayor Of Berlin Suffers Painful Defeat Over The Publication Of Alleged Partying Pictures In German Magazine
The former governing mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, a member of the German Social Democratic Party, SPD, has suffered a legal defeat in his year-plus battle with the German publishing house Axel Springer.
Germany
5 Oct 2016
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Wikimedia Loses Copyright Case Over Photographs Of Public Domain Paintings
In October 2015, the Reiss Engelhorn Museum filed a lawsuit in the Regional Court of Berlin against the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Germany.
Germany
11 Jul 2016
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German Federal Constitutional Court: The Use of Samples in Music May Justify Interference with Copyrights (and Copyright-Related Rights)
In 2013, several artists and music production companies filed a constitutional complaint with the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht, BVerfG) against two Federal Court of Justice that held that the sampling of a two-second sequence of rhythms was not admissible under the German Copyright Act (UrhG).
Germany
8 Jun 2016
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CJEU Advocate General: Retailers Offering Free Wi-Fi Not Liable for Patrons' Copyright Infringements
In a dispute between the operator of a public Wi-Fi network and Sony Music over the download of copyright-protected music ..
Germany
11 Apr 2016
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Ex-Lovers Must Delete Intimate Photos Of Partners After A Break-Up According To The German Federal Court Of Justice
On 13 October 2015, the German Federal Court of Justice (VI ZR 271/14) ruled that ex-partners can demand the deletion of intimate or revealing photographs and videos once their relationship is over.
Germany
15 Jan 2016
15
German Museum Sues Wikimedia Over Uploading Photographs of Public Domain Paintings
In October 2015, the Reiss Engelhorn Museum in Mannheim, Germany, filed a lawsuit against the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Germany before the Regional Court of Berlin.
Germany
10 Dec 2015
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German Federal Constitutional Court Is Set to Rule on the Legality of Sampling in Music
Some months ago, various artists and music production companies have filed a constitutional complaint with the German Federal Constitutional Court against, inter alia, two Federal Supreme Court rulings (I ZR 112/06, I ZR 182/11) that held that sampling of a two second song extract was not admissible under the German Copyright Act
Germany
4 Dec 2015
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The Copyright Holder's Exclusive Right To Distribute Its Work To The Public Includes The Right To Advertise The Original Or Any Copy Of That Work
It is sufficient that the advertisement invites consumers in Germany in which that work enjoys copyright protection to purchase it.
Germany
20 Nov 2015
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Monkey Selfies, Elephant Paintings – Is There Copyright In Animal Generated Works?
In 2011, British wildlife photographer David J. Slater spent some time in Indonesia taking pictures of crested black macaques when he temporarily left his camera unattended.
Germany
1 Oct 2015
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Food Plating And Copyright – Can Instagramming Your Meal Be Construed As Copyright Infringement?
Taking pictures of food and sharing them online through social media has become a new cultural phenomenon.
Germany
11 Sep 2015
20
Live-Streaming Apps and Sporting Events – Copyright Law Concerns
The right to televise sporting events is one of the most valuable commodities in the broadcasting sector.
Germany
27 Aug 2015
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