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  1. Legal news
    11 October 2018
    Copyright: communication to the public
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/copyright-communication-to-the-public

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that the concept of communication to the public in Article 3(1) of the Copyright Directive (2001/29/EC) (Article 3(1)) covered the posting on one website of an unauthorised ...

  2. Legal news
    14 February 2020
    Copyright levy update Hungary: storage media in PCs subject to levy from 1 January 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hungary/copyright-levy-update-hungary-storage-media-in-pcs-subject-to-levy-from-1-january-2020

    For years, storage media in personal computers were not subject to payment of a blank carrier copyright levy. As of 1 January 2020, that became history. As from that date, all storage media integrated in non-portable ...

  3. Legal news
    05 November 2020
    International Comparative Legal Guide to Copyright 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/international-comparative-legal-guide-to-copyright-2021

    The seventh edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Copyright 2021, published in association with Bird & Bird, is a practical cross-border insight into copyright law, with contributing editor Phil ...

  4. Legal news
    08 October 2019
    Copyright: infringement by sampling
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/copyright-infringement-by-sampling

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that a phonogram producer's exclusive right to reproduce and distribute allowed them to stop another person from taking a very short sound sample, unless the sample was ...

  5. Legal news
    04 June 2019
    Belgium has implemented the EU Geo-blocking Regulation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/belgium-has-implemented-the-eu-geo-blocking-regulation

    The long-awaited Regulation (EU) 2018/302 (the "Geo-blocking Regulation") entered into force on 3 December 2018. Six months later, Belgium has taken the necessary steps to implement its enforcement obligations.

  6. Legal news
    26 March 2019
    News in Today: EU Copyright Directive given final approval
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/news-in-today-eu-copyright-directive-given-final-approval

    The European Parliament has today voted to formally approve the new Copyright Directive. MEPs voted to adopt the text without amendments with 348 votes in favour and 274 against.

  7. Legal news
    09 April 2019
    The EU Copyright Directive: the press publishers’ right
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/the-eu-copyright-directive-the-press-publishers-right

    Eleonora Rosati begins our series of articles considering key provisions of the EU Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market (DSM Directive). First up, the Article 15 press publishers' right.

  8. Legal news
    08 October 2019
    Copyright: exceptions for reporting current events and quotations
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/copyright-exceptions-for-reporting-current-events-and-quotations

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled on questions relating to exceptions for reporting current events and quotations, arising from a dispute involving the operator of an online news portal over publication of ...

  9. Legal news
    14 March 2019
    ISP Liability: China's internet court said Wechat is not obliged to disconnect portal to a Mini-Program upon notification of copyright infringing content
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/china/isp-liability-chinas-internet-court-said-wechat-is-not-obliged-to-disconnect

    In a recent decision issued by the Hangzhou Internet Court on 27 February 2019, the Court finds that Wechat is not liable for copyright infringing content uploaded to three Mini-Programs ran via its public account ...