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Friday, 25 March 2005


The March 2005 issue of Sweet & Maxwell's European Copyright and Design Reports contains seven cases, several being available for the first time in English. Cases include

* Bild-Kunst v Focus (Bundesgerichtshof, Germany): on whether the parodic use of a typically German representation of an eagle is permitted;

Watch the birdie -- but don't take too many liberties with it or you may be sued

* Paperboy (Bundesgerichtshof, Germany): another case dealing with the legality under copyright and database right of a website providing a news service that links through to copyright-protected third party web pages;

* Hundertwasser-Haus (Bundesgerichtshof, Germany): unauthorised postcards made from photos of buildings situated in public places;

* Copyright and Communications Advisory Agency v Latvian Radio (Supreme Court, Latvia): another spat over unpaid licence royalties owed to a collecting society.
Other cases in this issue are Case C-88/04 European Commission v United Kingdom (UK castigated for failing to implement Information Society directive in Gibraltar), Sawkins v Hyperion (copyright exists in edited version of ancient musical works) and Griggs v Evans (No. 2), a fascinating analysis of the extent to which a British court can make rulings that determine ownership of copyright outside the jurisdiction.


Anonymous said...

I've read your post about Hundertwasser. Do you know who has the copyrights from all hundertwasser products ? Can you post the contact ? Thks

Steve Austin said...

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