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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 ...
Toby Bond analyses a European Court of Justice opinion that could affect companies’ use of database rights to protect their information assets.
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) ...
The High Court has dismissed an application for summary judgment in relation to a claim for the infringement of copyright in software.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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?
The High Court has held that a geospatial address dataset creator was liable for infringement of database rights.
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