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  1. Legal news
    06 May 2020
    German Federal Supreme Court decides in spectacular music sampling case – for the fourth (and last?) time
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/german-federal-supreme-court-decides-in-spectacular-music-sampling-case

    The German Federal Supreme Court has issued yet another decision in the long-running music record sampling case known as “Metall auf Metall”, providing some clarity on when sampling will be infringe copyright.

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Legal news
    09 March 2021
    A new pathway for professional American Football in Europe
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/a-new-pathway-for-professional-american-football-in-europe

    Recently, a stir was caused by a press release, announcing plans to launch the European League of Football (ELF), a new professional American Football league.

  5. Legal news
    24 January 2020
    Gambling breakthrough in Germany? Regulated online casino may be on the way!
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/gambling-breakthrough-in-germany-regulated-online-casino-may-be-on-the-way

    After years of uncertainty, and more recently threats of a regulated online sports betting market to the exclusion of online casino, it seems Germany may have arrived at a political consensus which could see regulated ...

  6. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    Germany - Federal Cartel Office approves Intersport’s online platform
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/federal-cartel-office-approves-intersports-online-platform

    Intersport switched its online sales platform operated by the Intersport subsidiary Intersport Digital GmbH (“IDG”) to a so-called "drop shipment business model". The FCO approved the business model due to it ...

  7. Legal news
    27 January 2021
    How much information is enough? CJEU and German Federal Court of Justice rule what information platform owners have to provide about uploaders to copyright holders
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/germany/how-much-information-is-enough

    In 2019 the German Federal Court of Justice asked the CJEU to rule on the extent of the information that a copyright holder has the right to receive regarding uploaders who have allegedly infringed their copyright. ...

  8. Legal news
    11 February 2020
    New German legislation allows access to the iPhone's NFC antenna
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/new-german-legislation-allows-access-to-the-iphones-nfc-antenna

    As part of the implementation of the fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD5), the German Parliament has decided to require providers of technical infrastructures, such as Apple in relation to the Near Field ...

  9. Twobirds news
    10 February 2020
    Bird & Bird retains top ranking in the 2020 Who's Who Legal's analysis of Data
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2020/global/bird-and-bird-retains-top-ranking-in-the-2020-who's-who-legal's-analysis-of-data

    Bird & Bird has retained the top ranking in Who's Who Legal's annual analysis of Data recognising the leading lawyers in the areas of data privacy and protection, data security, information technology and telecoms and ...

  10. Legal news
    28 January 2019
    What is NISR and who is impacted?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/what-is-nisr-and-who-is-impacted

    The NISR (Network and Information Systems Regulations), which came into force on 9 May 2018, are designed to protect the critical national infrastructure of EU countries in the event of a cyber attack.