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Court Of Justice Of The EU Rules On Copyright Implications Of Sampling In Music
On 29 July 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled on the copyright implications of sampling in music and established criteria as to when sampling falls within the scope of artistic freedom.
European Union
6 Sep 2019
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
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).
2 Apr 2019
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
BREXIT – Commission Consistent With IP Industry Demands
In preparation of Brexit, the European Commission published its Draft Withdrawal Agreement on 28 February 2018, which sets out the arrangements for the withdrawal of the UK and Northern Ireland from the EU.
European Union
13 Mar 2018
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.
13 Apr 2017
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.
4 Mar 2017
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."
14 Feb 2017
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...
3 Jan 2017
Tattoo Copyright Cases Give An Inkling Of What's To Come
It is only one example of many, but it grasps the very essence of the issue: In 2013, a New York City coffee shop owner got a tattoo on his right hand saying "I [coffee cup] NY."
2 Nov 2016
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.
26 Oct 2016
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...
18 Oct 2016
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.
5 Oct 2016
Court Of Justice Of The EU: The Posting Of A Hyperlink Can Infringe Copyright If Done For Financial Gain
On 8 September 2016 (C-160/15), the CJEU ruled that the posting of a hyperlink to copyright-protected works located on another website does not constitute copyright infringement when the link poster does not seek financial gain.
European Union
30 Sep 2016
The Brazilian Olympics And Intellectual Property
Germany, as another example, also put some special legislation into place.
15 Aug 2016
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.
11 Jul 2016
Led Zeppelin Prevails In US Copyright Case Over Their Iconic Ballad "Stairway To Heaven"
On 23 June 2016, a US federal jury concluded that Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Robert Plant did not copy the opening guitar riff in "Stairway to Heaven" from the song "Taurus," an earlier tune by US rock band Spirit.
United States
29 Jun 2016
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).
8 Jun 2016
Screenshotting In Snapchat – Copyright Law Concerns
Snapchat, the fast-growing social media network/messaging app, has spawned some controversy over how copyright law is interpreted in the United Kingdom.
3 May 2016
German Federal Cartel Office: "No Single Buyer" for Football Broadcast Rights
On 11 April 2016, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) announced that the German League Association (Ligaverband) and the German Football League (Deutsche Fußball Liga, DFL) have committed that no single pay-TV buyer can win exclusive live broadcasting rights to Bundesliga league games ...
21 Apr 2016
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