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    VG Media loses at the ECJ over performance protection law

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    VG Media filed an action for damages against Google in the Landgericht Berlin for allegedly infringing the copyrights of its members. VG Media argued that since 1 August 2013, its search engine and automated news site, Google News, had used press snippets of its members without paying any fees. The Landgericht Berlin had doubts as […] More

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    ECJ rules on copyright protection of forms and models

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    The Supreme Court in Portugal is currently dealing with a legal dispute over forms and models of fashion and other clothing. Under EU law, intellectual property is protected, inter alia, by works whose authors have the exclusive right under the Copyright Directive to authorise or prohibit reproduction, communication to the public and distribution. In addition, […] More

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    No more phone numbers in the cancellation declaration?

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    The ECJ has recently taken a landmark decision on the issue of providing a telephone number in the imprint(see this article). Now I got some questions about what it would be like to have a phone number in the cancellation declaration? On the question of telephone number there are already OLG decisions(see, for example, this […] More

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    ECJ on the definition of communication services and regulation

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    In response to a request from the Higher Administrative Court of Münster, the ECJ delivered its ruling on the question whether Gmail is an electronic communications service within the meaning of the Framework Directive 2002/21 for electronic communications networks and services and would therefore be subject to the regulation of the Federal Network Agency in […] More

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    ECJ: Time recording mandatory for companies

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    Especially in start-ups or smaller media companies that I supervise, the matter of accurate time recording is not taken so seriously. The clock hardly exists anywhere. Of course, the situation does not look any better for all the activities which may all be in breach of the Minimum Wage Act(see this article). This could now […] More

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    Copyright infringement by framing? The ECJ please!

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    The Federal Court of Justice currently has to decide whether a collecting society may make the conclusion of a contract for the use of digital works of copyrighted works on the Internet subject to the fact that the user is able to Takes measures against so-called “framing”, i.e. against the embedding of the content stored […] More

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    Attention when downloading and using photos

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    For this reason, I would also like to refer here in the blog a brief reference to the so-called Cordoba decision of the European Court of Justice last August. The latter had decided on the submission of the Federal Court of Justice that a photo of a professional photographer that can be freely downloaded on […] More

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    Right of withdrawal and mattresses

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    The ECJ has ruled that the right of withdrawal also applies in the case of the purchase of a mattress and even if its protective film has been removed after delivery. As with a garment, it can be assumed that the operator is able to make the mattress marketable again by means of cleaning or […] More