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Alya Bloum

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Posted in Copyright, Digital Single Market (EU), Policy & Regulation Alastair ShawPenny ThorntonWinston MaxwellMorten PetersennAlberto BellanAlya BloumAnne SchmittBenedikt Lüthge

DSM Watch: EU Copyright Directive, the big picture

Agreement on a compromise text for the new Copyright Directive was reached between Member State government representatives, EU Parliament representatives and the EU Commission last week (see our “Breakthrough” post). On 20 February 2019, EU Governments formally voted, by a majority, to approve that compromise text: Italy, Poland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Finland opposed it; Belgium and Slovenia abstained.   … Continue Reading

Posted in Copyright, Entertainment & Content, Policy & Regulation Alya Bloum

French Supreme Court: Internet intermediaries must pay for blocking measures against illegal streaming websites

On 6 July 2017, the French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation) confirmed a decision of the Paris court of appeal dated 15 March 2016 (RG No. 040/2016) which held that Internet intermediaries must bear the costs for implementing blocking measures against illegal streaming websites.

Legal background

Article L. 336-2 of the French intellectual property Code (“IPC”) allows … Continue Reading