A Copyright Story of An Infamous Book

The New Years Eve’s fireworks again announced enlargement of our public domain. Works of Malcom X, T.S.Eliot, Winston Churchill became copyright-free, at least in some countries. The popular media reported extensively on bittersweet coocurrence of Anne Frank’s and Adolf Hitler’s copyright expiration (again, not world-wide). With a notable exception of Der

New CJEU Case On Injunctions Against an Operator of an (Offline) Marketplace

UKIPO informs that the Supreme Court of the Czech Republic just referred the following questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union (Tommy Hilfiger Licensing C-494/15): Is a person with a lease of premises in a market, who provides stalls and pitches on which stalls may be placed to individual market-traders for their use,

ECtHR: Imposing Strict Liability for User Comments is Compatible with Freedom of Expression

Yesterday, the European Court of Human Rights delivered its Grand Chamber ruling in Delfi AS v Estonia (64569/09), a case involving an online publisher (Delfi) who was sued for third party anonymous comments on his website.  Delfi complained to ECtHR that Estonia allegedly infringed upon its freedom of expression when Estonian courts hold it fully

Why Open WiFi is Endangered in Europe? And Why it Matters? An Open Letter

Technology that helps to save human lives is now endangered by the copyright enforcement. In World Disasters Report 2013, the Red Cross celebrated an innovation developed by Dr. Paul Gardner-Stephen from Flinders University. His invention was designed to ease decentralized communications between individuals in absence of any usual connectivity. This radically helps to improve on-the-ground

Tank Man hits the Constitutional Court: Copyright and Freedom of Expression

Regular readers of Kluwer Copyright blog would be familiar with an earlier decision by the Slovak Supreme Court about unauthorized use of a famous Tank Man picture in the Slovak media. Now the case hit the Slovak Constitutional Court, thus providing it with the first ever opportunity to discuss the interface of copyright and freedom

What Does BestWater Decision Mean For Future of Embedding?

I guess most of you already heard the news that CJEU recently in BestWater C-348/13 allegedly discharged embedding from copyright consent. Some media already started celebrating “this landmark ruling” and some attorneys commenting on consequences with confidence (e.g. here at FAZ). I would personally still wait with any “embedding-is-free-parties”. CJEU decided BestWater