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  1. Legal news
    03 March 2021
    Database rights: infringement by re-utilisation and extraction
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/database-rights-infringement-by-reutilisation-and-extraction

    The Advocate General (AG) has opined that a search engine's copying and indexing of an online database will only amount to re-utilisation and extraction of the database if it adversely affects the database maker's ...

  2. Legal news
    22 January 2021
    CV-Online Latvia: Complicating database right enforcement
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/cv-online-latvia-complicating-database-right-enforcement

    Toby Bond analyses a European Court of Justice opinion that could affect companies’ use of database rights to protect their information assets.

  3. Legal news
    09 September 2021
    Copyright: Advocate General opinion
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/copyright-ag-opinion

    The Advocate General has opined that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) should dismiss Poland's action seeking to annul Articles 17(4)(b) and 17(4)(c) of the Digital Copyright Directive (2019/790/EU) (the Directive) ...

  4. Legal news
    06 October 2020
    Copyright: subsistence and infringement in software
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/copyright-subsistence-and-infringement-in-software

    The High Court has dismissed an application for summary judgment in relation to a claim for the infringement of copyright in software.

  5. Legal news
    14 April 2020
    National copyright decisions round-up 2019 for the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/national-copyright-decisions-round-up-2019-for-the-journal-of-intellectual-property-law-and-practice

    In 2019, national courts in individual EU Member States and in Australia delivered a series of important rulings in the copyright field. This contribution provides a round-up of the most significant judgments issued in ...

  6. Legal news
    13 October 2021
    International Comparative Legal Guide to Copyright 2022
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/international-comparative-legal-guide-to-copyright-2022

    The eighth edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Copyright 2022, published in association with Bird & Bird, is a practical cross-border insight into copyright law, with contributing editor Phil ...

  7. Legal news
    11 April 2019
    The EU Copyright Directive: New exception for text and data mining
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/the-eu-copyright-directive-new-exception-for-text-and-data-mining

    Following on from Eleonora Rosati's look at Article 15, Benoit Van Asbroeck and Charlotte Haine take a look at the next key provision in MediaWrites' series on the EU Copyright Directive, providing an overview of ...

  8. Legal news
    22 July 2021
    CV-Online Latvia: CJEU complicates the enforcement of database rights
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/cv-online-latvia-cjeu-complicates-the-enforcement-of-database-rights

    Can the sui generis database right be used to prevent a specialist search engine from copying and indexing a protected database which is freely available online and allowing its users to search that database?

  9. Legal news
    03 February 2020
    Database rights: infringement by extraction or re-utilisation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/database-rights-infringement-by-extraction-or-re-utilisation

    The High Court has held that a geospatial address dataset creator was liable for infringement of database rights.

  10. Legal news
    30 November 2021
    UKIPO Consultation on AI and IP: What are the implications for UK copyright law?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/ukipo-consultation-on-ai-and-ip-what-are-the-implications-for-uk-copyright-law

    The UKIPO’s much anticipated consultation on AI and IP was published on Friday 29 October 2021. Forming part of the UK Government’s recently published National AI Strategy (read our summary here), the consultation seeks ...