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The EU Digital Services Act: What to ask as you begin prepping your business for compliance
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The Digital Services Act (DSA) is moving ahead at high speed, with final political agreement having been hammered out at high pressure from the French Presidency of the Council on 22 April. ...

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The EU Digital Services Act: What to ask as you begin prepping your business for compliance
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The Digital Services Act (DSA) is moving ahead at high speed, with final political agreement having been hammered out at high pressure from the French Presidency of the Council on 22 April, ...

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Finally some clarity? CJEU declares Art. 17 DSM-Directive to be in line with fundamental rights

Is Art. 17 DSM Directive compatible with EU fundamental rights? Today, the CJEU has given the answer, in one of the most awaited rulings of the year: yes – because of the...

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EU and UK copyright - outlook for 2022
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2021 was a year packed full of key cases and legal developments across Europe and the UK on hot button copyright issues including: liability of platforms for hosting infringing content;...

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Uploads, framing, hosting – A demanding balancing act
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Hyper-linking, including linking to content which is "framed", has become a fundamental part of the Internet. Further, the question of when the right of “communication...

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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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