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  1. 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 ...

  2. Legal news
    06 April 2017
    Copyright: communication to the public
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/uk/it-ip-law-bytes-apr17/copyright-communication-to-the-public

    The Advocate General (AG) has opined that peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing search engine operators communicate copyright works to the public if they fail to prevent access to a work despite being aware the copyright ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Legal news
    26 May 2020
    No copyright violation by publication of book excerpts of a member of the German Parliament through an internet news portal
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/no-copyright-violation-by-publication-of-book-excerpts-of-a-member-of-the-german-parliament-through

    Franz Gernhardt reports on the highly anticipated decision of the German Federal Court of Justice regarding the degree to which a news portal can use excerpts from a book when relying on the exception for reporting on ...

  5. Legal news
    02 July 2020
    The Afghanistan Papers – Germany cannot prohibit the publication of military situation reports by invoking copyright law
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/the-afghanistan-papers-germany-cannot-prohibit-the-publication-of-military-situation-reports

    Roman Brtka reports on a recent decision by the German Federal Court of Justice ruling on the German Government's attempt to prevent press publication of classified reports on the basis of copyright infringement. Roman ...

  6. Legal news
    20 January 2020
    Does the principle of exhaustion apply to digital media? The CJEU provides clarity
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/does-the-principle-of-exhaustion-apply-to-digital-media-the-cjeu-provides-clarity

    Our media team explains an important judgment from the CJEU which develops the law on copyright protection for digital content. In a decision that will affect authors, publishers, distributors and readers, the Court ...

  7. Legal news
    30 June 2020
    Stretching Copyright: Protecting online fitness workouts
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/stretching-copyright-protecting-online-fitness-workouts

    With UK gyms set to remain closed for the foreseeable future, home online workouts have become increasingly popular. Many routines are highly innovative and take considerable time, skill and effort to produce. This ...