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Can authorities block an entire website without distinguishing between legal and illegal content? European Court of Human Rights 23 June 2020 (Artes Law)

Author: Catherine Van de Heyning (Artes Law) Publication date: 30/06/2020 According to the European Court of Human Rights such an extreme measure will only be allowed if it is (among others) “prescribed by law”. This means that the measures should not only have a legal basis in domestic law, but

2020-06-30T20:03:03+00:00 30 juni 2020|Categories: Informaticarecht Intellectuele rechten|Tags: , |

The taste of cheese cannot be protected by copyright! What about fragrances of perfume? (Lydian)

Authors: Annick Mottet Haugaard, Olivia Santantonio and Blandine De Lange (Lydian) Publication date: 21/11/2018 The Court of justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) ruled on 13 November 2018 in the case C-310/17 that the taste of cheese is not a “work” in the meaning of the Directive 2001/29/EC on copyrights (“Directive”) and can therefore not be protected

2018-11-27T10:16:59+00:00 27 november 2018|Categories: Intellectuele rechten Privacy, IT & IP recht|Tags: , |

De tekens ™, ® en © in het intellectuele eigendomsrecht: een praktisch overzicht (Dehaese & Dehaese)

Auteur: Tom Daems (Dehaese & Dehaese) Publicatiedatum: oktober 2018 Dat de tekens TM (™), R (®) en C (©) te maken hebben met intellectuele eigendomsrechten mag dan wel voor velen duidelijk zijn, de juridische waarde van deze tekens is vaak echter minder gekend. In deze bijdrage trachten wij u hierin

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

2018-09-15T09:12:46+00:00 15 september 2018|Categories: Intellectuele rechten Privacy, IT & IP recht|Tags: , |

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

2017-09-04T16:05:06+00:00 7 augustus 2017|Categories: Intellectuele rechten|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 mei 2017|Categories: Intellectuele rechten|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

2017-03-09T12:55:08+00:00 9 maart 2017|Categories: Informaticarecht Intellectuele rechten|Tags: , , |

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 februari 2017|Categories: Intellectuele rechten|Tags: , , |