ARBITRAZH COURT OF ST PETERSBURG AND LENINGRAD REGION, DECISION OF 15 OCTOBER 2012, NO. A56-16627/2011; 13TH ARBITRAZH COURT OF APPEAL, DECISION OF 21 JANUARY 2013
The Russian courts have adopted a new interpretation of copyright legislation, leading to successful copyright infringement proceedings against the Russian social network VKontakte.
VKontakte is currently the largest Russian social network with more than 100 … Continue Reading
COURT OF APPEAL OF COLOGNE, DECISION OF 14 SEPTEMBER 2012, NO. 6 U 73/12, “CHERRY STONES”
The Court of Appeal of Cologne once again held that embedding content in a frame does not constitute copyright infringement. Thus, the legal situation in Germany regarding the liability for third party content in frames is still somewhat unclear.
The defendant granted on its … Continue Reading
In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court held that the resale within and importation into the United States of copies manufactured and purchased abroad are protected under the first sale defense. Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 568 U.S. ___ (2013). That is, once a copyrighted article manufactured abroad is first sold abroad, any later sale or distribution of … Continue Reading