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  1. Legal news
    11 April 2019
    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 ...

  2. Legal news
    08 October 2019
    Copyright: exceptions for reporting current events and quotations

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled on questions relating to exceptions for reporting current events and quotations, arising from a dispute involving the operator of an online news portal over publication of ...

  3. Legal news
    02 July 2020
    The Afghanistan Papers – Germany cannot prohibit the publication of military situation reports by invoking copyright law

    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 ...

  4. Legal news
    06 October 2020
    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
    04 December 2020
    Circumventing technological protection measures and website blocking orders: An EU perspective

    In this article for MediaWrites, Eleonora Rosati considers an interesting recent development concerning website blocking orders in relation to websites that market and sell devices and software aimed at circumventing ...

  6. Legal news
    02 March 2020
    Copyright: fabric as work of artistic craftsmanship

    The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) has held that a fabric design infringed copyright in a fabric as a work of artistic craftsmanship.

  7. Legal news
    12 June 2020
    CJEU rules that functional shapes are eligible for copyright protection, in so far as they are original works

    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued its judgment in Brompton Bicycle, C-833/18, ruling that copyright protection is available to functional shapes, subject to them being original works in the ...

  8. Legal news
    03 February 2020
    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.

  9. Legal news
    03 February 2020
    Copyright: e-book supply as communication to the public

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that the supply to the public by the downloading, for permanent use, of an e-book was covered by the concept of communication to the public.