Copyright holders can require licensees to implement technical measures to prevent infringement, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has ruled in its latest decision on the “right of communication to the public” in EU copyright law. (Case C-392/19 VG Bild-Kunst v. Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz.) The Court’s Grand Chamber, comprising 15 judges, gave its ruling on questions referred from Germany in a dispute between a copyright collecting society for visual art, VG Bild-Kunst, and Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (SPK), a cultural heritage foundation that operates a digital library called Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek. The digital library includes thumbnails of images and links to the institution providing the subject matter.
- Computer Law
- Fair Use
- First Sale Doctrine
- SCOTUS Grants Government’s Request to Participate in Case Interpreting PRO IP Act Language on Copyright Invalidation
- Beware the Shadow Statute: ALI’s Copyright Restatement Project is Quite the Fright
- International: WIPO Reports Increasing Prevalence of Alternative Dispute Resolution for Business-to-Business Copyright Disputes
- USPTO and Copyright Office Reports Attempt to Quantify Extent and Effect of IP Infringement by State Entities
- The Federal Circuit Must Correct Texas Court’s Misapplication of Copyright Law in SAS Institute Appeal
- COVID IP Waiver Attempts are Becoming Harder to Justify
- Coons and Hirono Raise Concerns Over Pride in Patent Ownership Act Penalties
- The Fintiv Deception: Leahy’s Legislative ‘Fix’ is Unwarranted in Light of Sotera Wireless
- An Ax(le) Needs Grinding: Can the Federal Circuit Turn the Wheel?
- India’s Prius Judgment and Trans-Border Reputation of Trademarks