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    23 June 2021
    Bird & Bird Webinar: New Copyright Legislation in the EU – Towards a New Media and Tech Landscape?
    www.twobirds.com/en/events/global/2021/bird-and-bird-webinar-new-copyright-legislation-in-the-eu-towards-a-new-media-and-tech-landscape

    The EU DSM Directive 2019/790 represents an ambitious and far-reaching harmonisation effort in the copyright field, with effects on the obligations of internet actors, the room allowed for unlicensed uses, and the ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Legal news
    14 February 2020
    Copyright levy update Hungary: storage media in PCs subject to levy from 1 January 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hungary/copyright-levy-update-hungary-storage-media-in-pcs-subject-to-levy-from-1-january-2020

    For years, storage media in personal computers were not subject to payment of a blank carrier copyright levy. As of 1 January 2020, that became history. As from that date, all storage media integrated in non-portable ...

  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
    22 March 2021
    Bullfighting: Artistic work or not?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/spain/bullfighting-artistic-work-or-not

    The Spanish Supreme Court has declared in its Judgment of 16 February 2021 that bullfighting - hereafter, as it is called in Spain, “faena”- cannot be protected by copyright in Spain.

  6. Legal news
    26 February 2021
    Public Consultation on draft Singapore Copyright Bill (Ends 1 April 2021)
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/singapore/draft-singapore-copyright-bill

    Alban Kang and Pin-Ping Oh explain the key proposals and implications on the latest public consultation on the draft Singapore Copyright Bill which ends on 1 April 2021.

  7. Legal news
    20 January 2020
    Does the principle of exhaustion apply to digital media? The CJEU provides clarity
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/does-the-principle-of-exhaustion-apply-to-digital-media-the-cjeu-provides-clarity

    Our media team explains an important judgment from the CJEU which develops the law on copyright protection for digital content. In a decision that will affect authors, publishers, distributors and readers, the Court ...

  8. Legal news
    30 June 2020
    Stretching Copyright: Protecting online fitness workouts
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/stretching-copyright-protecting-online-fitness-workouts

    With UK gyms set to remain closed for the foreseeable future, home online workouts have become increasingly popular. Many routines are highly innovative and take considerable time, skill and effort to produce. This ...

  9. Legal news
    04 March 2021
    Safeguarding copyright online in Spain – using administrative proceedings
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/spain/safeguarding-copyright-online-in-spain

    In Spain, copyright holders can take advantage of a streamlined administrative procedure to challenge and resolve online infringements, rather than pursuing enforcement through the courts. This articles summarises the ...