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Political agreement reached on controversial EU Digital Copyright Directive: A fair and balanced result?
Following a turbulent course of lengthy negotiations and delays, political agreement was finally reached by the European Commission, European Parliament and the Council of the EU on the revised proposal of the EU Copyright Directive (the “Directive“) earlier this month. … Continue reading
The Digital Economy Act (the “Act“) finally received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 and the final text has recently been published. First introduced in the House of Commons in July 2016, it has been the subject of much scrutiny and … Continue reading
In February 2017, search engines (such as Google and Bing) and representatives of the creative industries agreed a voluntary code of practice to demote copyright infringing website links from the first page of search results for consumers in the UK. … Continue reading
ITV & Others v TVCatchup: CJEU rules s.73 CDPA defence not applicable to online streaming of live TV broadcasts
The CJEU has issued its ruling on the latest question referred to it in the long-running dispute between ITV (and others) and TVCatchup, as to whether Article 9 of the InfoSoc Directive permits the UK to retain the defence contained … Continue reading