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Posted in Copyright, Internet, Policy & Regulation, Telecoms & Broadband

Australian Government passes site blocking legislation

By Carolyn Dalton, Executive Director of Policy Australia Pty Ltd

As foreshadowed in a previous post in December last year, the Australian Parliament has now passed amendments to the Copyright Act 1968 to enable rights holders to apply for a court order requiring ISPs to block access to websites operated outside of Australia which provide access to infringing content (usually … Continue Reading

Posted in Copyright, Internet Alastair ShawPenny Thornton

EU Copyright: CJEU ruling on jurisdiction for online infringements

Is mere accessibility in a Member State of an allegedly copyright-infringing image on a website enough to confer jurisdiction on the courts of that Member State to hear an infringement action? The answer is, in short, yes. But why?

In a judgment handed down last week in the case of Pez Hejduk v EnergieAgentur.NRW GmbH (Case C 441/13)[1], the CJEU … Continue Reading

Posted in Copyright, e-commerce, Entertainment & Content, Internet, Policy & Regulation Camille PecnardPauline Faron

Paris Court of Appeal orders video-sharing website Dailymotion to pay substantial damages for failure to promptly remove infringing content

In a recent decision of the Paris Court of Appeal dated 2 December 2014, the French video-sharing website Dailymotion was held liable to pay more than 1,2 million Euros in damages to the French TV channel TF1 and other stakeholders on the grounds that Dailymotion did not promptly remove around 60 videos unlawfully made available online in breach of TF1’s … Continue Reading