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Posted in Copyright, Digital Single Market (EU) Alastair ShawPenny ThorntonDr. Nils Rauer

Digital Single Market: Draft Copyright Directive – What is the current state of the European ancillary copyright for publishers?

The ever-lasting discussion regarding the implementation of a European ancillary copyright for press publishers has now entered the next round. In March 2017, MEP Therese Comodini Cachia, who then was the rapporteur of the European Parliament’s committee on legal affairs (JURI), spoke out against such a right (report), after the Commission had envisaged such a right in … Continue Reading

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Hopping Mad: Fox/Dish Dispute Asks Ninth Circuit What is a Permissible Copy under Copyright Act

In March 2012, Dish Network (Dish) made its “PrimeTime Anytime” (PTAT) feature available to subscribers with a “Hopper” set-top box. Once activated by the subscriber, PTAT’s default settings cause the Hopper to record the major television networks’ entire primetime schedules every day of the week, and to retain the recordings for eight days (after which they are automatically … Continue Reading

Posted in Broadcasting, Internet Stephen Bennett

ABC v. Aereo, Inc. When is Internet Distribution a “Public Performance” under Copyright Law?

On July 11, 2012, a U.S. District Court judge in New York refused to grant a preliminary injunction to a group of broadcasters and content owners who are seeking to stop Aereo from providing its subscribers with access to copyrighted content over the Internet.   The plaintiffs allege that Aereo, which has not obtained a license to distribute the broadcast signals … Continue Reading