Friday, March 22, 2019

ECJ rules on GS Media and reshapes case law on hyperlinking

The GS Media case - in the spotlight, again In a rare move, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) went against AG Wathelet's opinion published...

Open Wi-Fi and copyright – the CJEU McFadden decision

Open Wi-Fi and copyright - the CJEU McFadden decision The CJEU yesterday delivered its judgment in McFadden, concerning the liability for user copyright infringement of...

The Apprenticeship Levy – how will it affect the media industry?

The Apprenticeship Levy – how will it affect the media industry? What is the levy? From 6 April 2017, all employers with an annual pay bill...

Newsflash: Singapore Government launches public consultation on proposed changes to copyright...

The Ministry of Law has launched a public consultation to seek views on proposed changes to Singapore's copyright regime.  As the last major overhaul...

E-book lending comparable to traditional lending of books, says Advocate General

The e-book debate In some Dutch libraries it is possible to borrow e-books. However, these libraries have a relatively small collection of such books mainly...

The Liability of Media Companies Publishing Private Information About Hostages

  The newspaper in question was the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet (EB). In connection with the two seamen's captivity, they featured a 10-month long campaign...

Hyperlinking to leaked Playboy photos does not infringe copyright, in CJEU...

Online magazine hyperlinked to leaked Playboy photos Dutch online magazine “GeenStijl” placed hyperlinks on its website to leaked Playboy photos published on the Filefactory...

No interim injunction against publication of images featuring zoo animals used...

Background CAPS (the Captive Animals Protection Society) is a campaigning charity which aims to stop the exploitation of animals, particularly in circuses, zoos and the...

Nordic Ombudsmen voice opinion on covert marketing

The surge of "covert" or "masked" marketing on social media over the past few years has not gone unnoticed by Consumer Ombudsmen in Nordic...

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