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  1. Legal news
    04 February 2020
    Copyright Directive
    www.twobirds.com/en/in-focus/copyright-directive

    Our DSM Copyright Directive Tracker contains information about the approach to implementation taken in the Member States where we have offices, including noteworthy implications of the legislative changes in particular ...

  2. Legal news
    03 December 2019
    Copyright: joint authorship
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/copyright-joint-authorship

    The Court of Appeal has considered the application of principles relating to joint authorship and ownership of copyright in the screenplay for a film.

  3. Legal news
    08 February 2019
    Defamation: freedom of expression and linking by online news portal
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/defamation-freedom-of-expression-and-linking-by-online-news-portal

    The European Court of Human Rights has held that the Hungarian court's ruling that a hyperlink from an online news portal was defamatory had violated the portal's freedom of expression under Article 10 of the European ...

  4. Legal news
    05 July 2019
    Breach of confidence, copyright and database rights: live sports data
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/breach-of-confidence-copyright-and-database-rights-live-sports-data

    The High Court has held that copyright and database rights did not subsist in live sports data, but breach of confidence was available to protect this data, and that there was no liability for conspiracy to injure by ...

  5. Legal news
    04 March 2019
    Amendments to the Spanish Copyright Act approved by law 2/2019 of 1 March 2009
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/spain/190304-modificaciones-de-la-ley-de-propiedad-intelectual-espanola

    Directive 2014/26/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online use ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Legal news
    03 May 2019
    Artificial Intelligence & Copyright
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/artificial-intelligence-and-copyright

    Toby Bond co-authored an article for the Journal of Intellectual Property and Practice, looking at Section 9(3), or authorship without an author of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.