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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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.

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Legal news
    12 June 2020
    CJEU rules that functional shapes are eligible for copyright protection, in so far as they are original works
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/cjeu-rules-that-functional-shapes-are-eligible-for-copyright-protection-in-so-far

    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 ...

  6. 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.

  7. Legal news
    03 February 2020
    Copyright: e-book supply as communication to the public
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/copyright-ebook-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.