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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Legal news
    07 April 2021
    Misuse of private information and copyright infringement: summary judgment
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/misuse-of-private-information-and-copyright-infringement-summary-judgment

    The High Court has granted summary judgment in relation to claims for misuse of private information and copyright infringement arising from the reproduction of large parts of a private letter in newspaper articles.

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Legal news
    07 August 2018
    Copyright: first ownership, assignment and infringement of designs
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/copyright-first-ownership-assignment-and-infringement-of-designs

    The IP Enterprise Court (IPEC) has determined first ownership and assignment of copyright, and considered infringement of copyright in greetings cards designs.

  8. Legal news
    03 March 2021
    Copyright: joint authorship of film screenplay
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/copyright-joint-authorship-of-film-screenplay

    The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) has considered a claim to joint authorship of a film screenplay and assessed the relative contributions of the authors to the collaboration.

  9. Legal news
    18 January 2021
    English Premier League wins latest round in battle over satellite decoder cards
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/english-premier-league-wins-latest-round-in-battle-over-satellite-decoder-cards

    In the latest case involving the commercial use in the UK of a domestic satellite decoder card acquired from a foreign broadcaster, the English Court of Appeal rejected a pub owner's argument that the Premier League ...