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  • Polishing the Golden Rule of International Copyright Protection

    avril 23, 2018

    This week’s fascinating guest blog concerns the national treatment principle that deals with the issue of non-discrimination in international intellectual property law. The blog provides a brief overview of the development of this eminent principle in international conventions protecting copyright. Dr. Danny Friedmann combines intellectual rigor with clever anecdotes in this blog. Find out why Charles Dickens complained about the unfairness of the massive piracy of his books in the United States and how a former copyright pirate like Belgium could transform itself to a copyright advocate.

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  • Google Books and Fair Use

    octobre 23, 2015

    On the 16th of October 2015, the United States Court of Appels for the Second Circuit made clear that Google Books is legal. The Court ruled for Google against the Authors Guild, a professional group of
    published writers which had alleged that Google Library Project and Google Books project infringed their copyrights. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the appeals Court considered four factors of the US copyright law.

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    European Court of Justice Clarification of the Research and Private Study Exception to Copyright Infringement for Libraries

    septembre 26, 2014

    On Thursday 11 September 2014, the European Court of Justice ruled on the meaning of the research and private study exception to copyright infringement for libraries, educational establishments, museums and archives. The Court decided that libraries are allowed to digitise books and make them available to the public at e-reading points within its vicinity, without the author’s permission. The judgment was issued in Case C-117/13, Technische Universität Darmstadt v Eugen Ulmer KG.

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    ECJ Judgment: Private Copying Levy Cannot Include Copies Made from Unlawful Sources!

    avril 25, 2014

    The European Court of Justice has been pretty busy the past weeks. On Tuesday, April 8th 2014, the Court has declared the Data Retention Directive invalid from the date on which the directive entered into force. On Thursday, April 10th 2014, the Court has given its verdict on a complicated Dutch case involving the home-copying exception of European copyright legislation, and the associated use of copyright levies on blank media.

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  • Intellectual Property

    Propriété intellectuelle

    Le droit de la propriété intellectuelle est un patchwork se trouvant au croisement d’accords multilatéraux et bilatéraux et de l’harmonisation des droits nationaux qui en résultent. C’est un domaine de plus en plus important qui donne lieu à de nombreux litiges, particulièrement dans le domaine des brevets, des droits d’auteur, et des marques. En plus, […]

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