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  1. 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 ...

  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
    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 ...

  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
    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 ...