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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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Germany: Federal Court of Justice confirms trademark protection for color of Lindt’s “Gold Bunny”

A small hop for chocolate bunnies, a big step for Swiss chocolate manufacturer Lindt & Sprüngli: The German Federal Court of Justice held that the particular shade of golden color...

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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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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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All clear, but too late? CJEU rules on online platform liability for copyrighted content (pre-DSM)
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The CJEU has rendered its long-awaited decision on the liability of online platforms for copyright infringements. The Court provides valuable guidance on several aspects of online liability ...

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The end of an odyssey: The German Act to adapt copyright law to the requirements of the Digital Single Market

The German Act to adapt copyright law to the requirements of the Digital Single Market will enter into force on 7 June 2021 – as the first national transposition of the Digital Single ...

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EU Copyright Directive: Further clarity on Art. 17 at EU level but also national concerns

While further clarity on the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive (“DSM Directive”) can be expected at the European level in the next week with the guidelines of the ...

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