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Internet Service Providers’ obligations in a new copyright regime (Erkelens Law)

Author: Stéphane De Schutter (Erkelens Law) Date of publication: 29/09/2018 The importance of Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”) as providers of access to content, has increased in the last decades. ISPs have become the main source of access to content online and have a major impact on the Digital Single Market, since digital content

Copyright reform is on its way (KOAN Law Firm)

Authors: Dietger Glorieux and Agnès Maqua (KOAN Law Firm) Date of publication: 14/09/2018 After months of heated debates, the European Parliament agreed last Wednesday on a common position on the reform of the Copyright in the Digital Market directive. The aim of the directive is to modernize copyright and adapt it

IAP’s can be obliged to block The Pirate Bay (time.lex)

Author: Pieter Gryffroy (time.lex) Co-authors: Laetitia Mouton and Louis Vanderdonckt Date of publication: 20/07/217 On June 14th, 2017 the European Court of Justice (CJEU) confirmed that Internet Access Providers (IAPs) can be obliged to block the domain names and IP addresses of the online sharing platform The Pirate Bay (TPB). This question

2017-08-26T06:56:15+00:00 7 août, 2017|Categories: Droit de la propriété intellectuelle|Tags: , |

Europe reforms its Copyright (Hogan Lovells)

The Digital Single Market is gradually taking shape. We have seen quite some legislative activity since the European Commission first announced the Digital Single Market Strategy in May 2015. On 10 May this year, the Commission published a mid-term review evaluating what has been achieved. With the aim of creating

Europe’s Highest Court rules sellers of multimedia players could be infringing copyright (Ronan Daly Jermin)

The Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) ruled on 26 April 2017 that the sale of a multimedia player which enables films that are available illegally on the internet to be viewed easily and for free on a television screen could constitute an infringement of copyright. While the

2017-05-04T15:58:12+00:00 4 mai, 2017|Categories: Droit de la propriété intellectuelle|Tags: , |

CJEU re-affirms Usedsoft judgment, but finds that lawful computer program acquirers may not resell back-up copies of those programs (Stibbe)

On 12 October 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") rendered its judgment in the Ranks and Vasiļevičs case. This is an interesting judgment because it is the first decision after the UsedSoft case regarding the rule of exhaustion of the computer program copyright protection under the

EU Advocate General in favour of finding copyright infringement by indexing site The Pirate Bay (Hogan Lovells)

The cases that deal with the meaning of “communication to the public” continue: in a current reference for a preliminary ruling, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) will have to decide whether the operators of websites that index content available on peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, such as The Pirate Bay, infringe

2017-02-14T07:44:05+00:00 14 février, 2017|Categories: Droit de la propriété intellectuelle|Tags: , , |

New Belgian innovation income deduction regime adopted, qualifying IP rights include copyrighted software (MNE Tax)

he Belgian parliament last week approved the new Belgian innovation income deduction regime, which modifies tax incentives for multinational enterprises that derive income from intellectual property rights. The new law replaces Belgium’s patent income deduction, considered inconsistent with the modified nexus approach as provided for in the final report under Action

2017-02-08T09:10:42+00:00 8 février, 2017|Categories: Droit de la propriété intellectuelle Impôts directs|Tags: , , |

Commission unveils its (pretty controversial) copyright proposals (Baker & McKenzie)

The Commission has unveiled its package of proposals for copyright reform. The latest proposals consist of: Copyright reform - a draft directive that seeks to address the purported "value gap" that exists between UGC platforms and rights holders in a variety of ways. adds some additional exceptions for non-commercial use