Keyword Advertising Event in Brno

Huťko has a great tip for all “keyword” enthusiasts. Institute of Law and Technology of Masaryk University in Brno (Czech republic) cordially invites you to attend a workshop: “Making Money by Riding on the Coattails of the Reputation of the Trademarks of Others OR an Inventive Business Model That Happens to Reveal the Flaws of

Data Retention Status Quo in Slovakia

On the 4th of October, European Information Society Institute filled a complaint (in Slovak bellow) to General Prosecution of the Slovak Republic (Generálna prokuratúra SR) concerning unconstitutionality of the data retention law in Slovakia. It has now two months to scrutinize the complaint and thoroughly assess whether to file a complaint to the Constitutional Court

GA Delivered Opinion in C-393/09

As Huťko previously reported in January (background of the case), the Supreme Administrative Court of Czech Republic referred following questions to the Court of Justice: 1. Should Article 1(2) of Council Directive 91/250/EEC 1 of 14 May 1991 on the legal protection of computer programs be interpreted as meaning that, for the purposes of the

Limitations in the European Copyright Code

I´m sure everybody heard of European Copyright Code (ECC) being published last week. Exceptional European intellectual property scholars participated at this work. Hence the ECC is neat, precise and inspiring altogether. I would like to focus on the Limitations part of it in this post. More specifically on the Article 5.5 “Further Limitations”. Any other

My Thesis about the Copyright and Internet Search is Ready for the Thesis Defence

I have to say, i almost hated this piece before today´s final submitting. I guess it´s a usual experience of each author, isn´t it ? So, for all of you my folks interested in copyright limitations and exception from Czech and Slovak perspective (mostly), please refer to my thesis The legal aspects of search engines.

The Czech Supreme Court on Filesharing

I just returned from the Hannover, the mind empowering conference, and immediately bumped into this case. Case No. 5 Tdo 31/2010 (hereinafter as Ladies don´t watch pornography case ) is a criminal proceedings against an alleged Czech filesharer. The Czech Supreme Court reversed his conviction in this decision from 27 of January 2010.