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Posted in Copyright, Internet Alastair ShawNathaniel BoyerEugene LowZhen FengJosefine CronaPJ Kaur

UK, US, HK and China – Access denied: an international perspective on ISP blocking injunctions

While the UK Court of Appeal has opened the door for broadband ISP blocking to combat trademark or copyright-infringing activities (see our earlier report ), the picture in the United States, China and Hong Kong is more complex.

“‘It is, it is a glorious thing, to be a Pirate King,’ said W.S. Gilbert: but he was speaking of ship Continue Reading

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

The Court of Appeal of Milan rules on Yahoo’s liability with respect to copyright infringement

In January 2015 the Court of Appeal of Milan issued a landmark decision on ISPs’ liability in relation to video-sharing platforms, which might finally settle the current case law in Italy in this area.

One of the main findings of the decision is the irrelevance of the distinction between active and passive providers, which had traditionally been taken into account … Continue Reading

Posted in Copyright, e-commerce, Internet

Madrid court of appeals upholds YouTube’s liability safe harbor in Telecinco case

On 14 January 2014 the Madrid Court of Appeals issued its decision No 11/2014 on YouTube v Telecinco, dismissing Telecinco’s claims and fully confirming the first instance decision.  The original Spanish language version of the Court of Appeals decision appears here.

Telecinco, a Spanish broadcaster owned by the Italian Mediaset, brought an action in 2008 against YouTube LLC, … Continue Reading

Posted in Copyright, Entertainment & Content, Internet Zhen Feng

China’s Highest Court Clarifies Copyright Liability of Network Service Providers

On 17 December 2012, the Supreme People’s Court (the “SPC”) issued the Provisions on Relevant Issues Related to the Trial of Civil Cases involving Disputes over Infringement of the Right of Dissemination through Information Networks (“Provisions”). The Provisions came into force on 1 January 2013.

These Provisions are significant because:

(a)          litigation relating to online or Continue Reading