Thursday, October 17, 2019

Copying for scientific research purposes allowed

The District Court of Amsterdam recently ruled that the original text of Anne Frank's diaries may be copied for scientific research. The case is...

IP & IT Bytes: Paywall-circumventing hyperlinks: communications to the public

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that EU member states can legislate to categorise the provision of paywall-circumventing hyperlinks that enable free...

Website database owners may use terms and conditions to prohibit screen-scraping

On 15 January 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "CJEU") gave a preliminary ruling in the case of Ryanair Ltd...

What are the consequences of banning unjustified geoblocking in the European...

The European Commission revealed its strategic plan for a Digital Single Market (DSM) on 6 May 2015 (the document is available to view here)...

Digital Single Market: EU-wide consultation on online platforms has launched

The EU Commission has opened its online platforms (Digital Single Market) consultation, giving digital businesses three months to shape the agenda on issues ranging...

Early stage digital businesses face some common due diligence issues

Ali Ramadan, senior Associate in the Venture Capital Practice at Bird & Bird who works with investee companies and investors on equity and growth...

The Swedish police may not search IT equipment of the Swedish...

The Swedish Supreme Court recently rejected a request from the Prosecutor-General for a search warrant against certain IT equipment stored at the Swedish newspaper...

Preliminary questions for the ECJ in relation to Playboy photos

On 7 April 2015, the Dutch Supreme Court referred the case GS Media/Sanoma to the ECJ (Footnote1).  Following Svensson (Footnote2) and BestWater (Footnote3), it...

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