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  1. Legal news
    03 March 2021
    Database rights: infringement by re-utilisation and extraction
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/database-rights-infringement-by-reutilisation-and-extraction

    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 ...

  2. Legal news
    22 January 2021
    CV-Online Latvia: Complicating database right enforcement
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/cv-online-latvia-complicating-database-right-enforcement

    Toby Bond analyses a European Court of Justice opinion that could affect companies’ use of database rights to protect their information assets.

  3. Legal news
    09 September 2021
    Copyright: Advocate General opinion
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/copyright-ag-opinion

    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) ...

  4. Legal news
    06 October 2020
    Copyright: subsistence and infringement in software
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/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
    14 April 2020
    National copyright decisions round-up 2019 for the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/national-copyright-decisions-round-up-2019-for-the-journal-of-intellectual-property-law-and-practice

    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 ...

  6. Legal news
    13 October 2021
    International Comparative Legal Guide to Copyright 2022
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/international-comparative-legal-guide-to-copyright-2022

    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 ...

  7. Legal news
    11 April 2019
    The EU Copyright Directive: New exception for text and data mining
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/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 ...

  8. Legal news
    22 July 2021
    CV-Online Latvia: CJEU complicates the enforcement of database rights
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/cv-online-latvia-cjeu-complicates-the-enforcement-of-database-rights

    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?

  9. 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.

  10. Legal news
    17 September 2020
    Bird & Bird & Managing IP Podcast Series
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/bird-and-bird-and-managing-ip-podcast-series

    In collaboration with Managing IP, we're producing a series of podcasts on a range of cutting edge and sometimes controversial topics, bringing together lawyers from Bird & Bird with guest speakers from industry.