Bulgaria: El gobierno implementan medidas para reforzar la protección de los derechos de propiedad intelectual en Internet

Bulgaria: El gobierno implementan medidas para reforzar la protección de los derechos de propiedad intelectual en Internet

Leire Gutiérrez Vázquez . Derechos PI / Derechos patrimoniales En los próximos meses tendrá lugar la publicación por parte del Representante de la Oficina de Comercio de Estados Unidos ( Office of the United States Trade Representative – USTR) del “ Special 301 Repor t”, un informe que analiza anualmente el grado de protección de los derechos de propiedad intelectual e industrial en todos los países del mundo. Tras varios años formando de la conocida “ Watch List ” del […]

Senators Ask U.S. Copyright, Patent Offices to Study Infringement by States

Senators Ask U.S. Copyright, Patent Offices to Study Infringement by States

Lire la suite de l’article www.hollywoodreporter.com Sen. Patrick Leahy In a pair of letters on Tuesday, Sens. Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) asked the U.S. Copyright Office and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to begin a study on the extent to which intellectual property owners are suffering infringement at the hands of state government. The request by the two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee comes after a notable Supreme Court opinion in March. The study […]

Michel Barnier accuses UK of running down the clock on Brexit talks

Michel Barnier accuses UK of running down the clock on Brexit talks

Photo credit: European Parliament Audiovisual Michel Barnier has given a grim assessment of the current state of the Brexit talks, denouncing the UK for “failing to engage substantially” on several issues. Speaking in Brussels on Friday, Barnier said the two sides were still “far apart” on numerous “key” issues including fisheries. The EU’s chief negotiator said there were “serious difficulties ahead” if an agreement, as planned, is to be reached by the end of this year. Parliament President hopes EU […]

Copyright Claims Are Ruining Livestreams for Everyone

Copyright Claims Are Ruining Livestreams for Everyone

When DJ D-Nice ‘s “Home School” Instagram Live stream went viral, high-profile viewers poured in. Verified accounts like Oprah and Michelle Obama entered the chat — alongside Mark Zuckerberg. In an interview with Vibe , Instagram’s head of music partnerships Fadia Kader even promoted the use of the Live feature during the COVID-19 pandemic, predicting that it would spark “amazing creativity” during an uncertain time. But DJs out of work in a nightlife-less economy trying to follow DJ D-Nice’s lead […]

Internet Broadcasting Organization and Statutory License under Section 31D of Copyright Act

Internet Broadcasting Organization and Statutory License under Section 31D of Copyright Act

For past few months, one of the major debates and conflicts under the copyright laws of India, is with respect to the question “Whether online-internet platforms are covered under the scope of Section 31D of the Copyright Act 1957 ?.” This issue which appears to have a very simple answer, is however very complicated if Section 31D is carefully analyzed. The Regulatory Framework Under Section 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957 (hereinafter referred to as the “Act”) any broadcasting association […]

The ‘Blurred Lines’ Case Scared Songwriters. But Its Time May Be Up.

Helle Arensbak/EPA, via Shutterstock In the five years since a federal jury decided that Robin Thicke’s hit song “Blurred Lines” had copied Marvin Gaye’s disco-era standard “Got to Give It Up,” the music industry has been in an anxious state about copyright. That case and others raised serious questions about the legal protections available for music: When does homage become plagiarism? When does a common chord progression become one songwriter’s property? Songwriters and producers worried that their next hit could […]

Copyright Holders Want to ‘Quietly’ Expand Canada’s Pirate Site Blocklist

Copyright Holders Want to ‘Quietly’ Expand Canada’s Pirate Site Blocklist

Bell, Rogers, and Groupe TVA have asked Canada’s federal court for an update of its blocking order to ban additional domains that provide access to the pirate IPTV service GoldTV. Internet providers have been asked to keep quiet about the new domains until the order is granted. Internet provider TekSavvy is honoring this request but remains determined to overturn the initial order at the appeals court. Late last year, Canada’s Federal Court approved the first piracy blockade in the country. […]

Filtrage et surveillance : quand l’Europe perd le nord du droit d’auteur+PDF

Parmi les points de friction de la révision du droit d’auteur par l’Europe, plusieurs articles sont ressortis malgré leur incongruité. Notamment sur la question des dispositifs de filtrages que les plateformes devraient appliquer. Peu clair, voire pas du tout. L’article 17, entre autres, a fait couler de l’encre et chauffer des claviers. Dans son principe, le texte impose aux acteurs web — depuis une aimable encyclopédie en ligne, bien utile, jusqu’au géant américain de la vidéo de chatons et de loutres […]

Barcelona court allows songwriters and publishers to withdraw their rights from Spanish society SGAE

A ruling by Barcelona’s Commercial Court just before Christmas has opened a new sequence in the on-going saga involving Spanish authors’ society SGAE by authorising authors and publishers who wished to leave SGAE to withdraw their rights “without unnecessary and unjustified restrictions.” The interim measures taken by the court lifted SGAE clauses in the organisation’s standard contracts that prevented the withdrawal of rights without limitations and also lifted provisions that prevented rights holders to withdraw partial rights from the society. […]

Can Copyright Law Protect Indigenous Culture? If Not, What is the Answer?

Can Copyright Law Protect Indigenous Culture? If Not, What is the Answer?

author This is one of the questions that arose during the recent review of Canada’s Copyright Act by two Parliamentary Committees, the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage and the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU Committee). Among the issues that Parliamentarians looked at was the issue of indigenous culture and its relationship to copyright law. The fundamental dichotomy between western notions of copyright and indigenous culture relates to a couple of issues; the fact that western copyright is […]

European music sector calls for ambitious export strategy

European music sector calls for ambitious export strategy

To overcome Europe’s fragmented landscape, cultural specificities and multiple languages, the music sector is asking for specific European Union-wide policies and increasing cooperation between Member States in order to improve the export of European repertoire within and outside the EU. Proposals to boost European music exports were outlined during the European Music Export Conference in Brussels, at the initiative France’s Le Bureau Export , Brussels-based research firm KEA , and EMEE (European Music Exporters Exchange), which have been tasked to […]

Entretien avec Frédéric Young : la rémunération pour copie privée encore bloquée par l’absence de tarifs

Entretien avec Frédéric Young : la rémunération pour copie privée encore bloquée par l’absence de tarifs

La redevance légale en matière de copie privée fait l’objet d’un nouvel arrêté royal datant du 29 août 2019, comme nous vous l’annoncions dans un précédent article . Malgré cela, Auvibel , la société de gestion collective pour la copie privée d’œuvres protégées, ne perçoit toujours pas les revenus liés à cette compensation financière. La copie privée est pourtant un principe de rémunération rendu obligatoire depuis 2001 par une directive européenne . Nous faisons le point avec Frédéric Young, délégué […]

New blockchain-based music streaming service Audius is a copyright nightmare

New blockchain-based music streaming service Audius is a copyright nightmare

New startup Audius says its blockchain-based music streaming service is the solution that finally pays attention to indie artists’ needs. It’s also full of pirated material. Audius’ website says “music platforms were at their best when they listened to what artists and fans wanted – not corporations or major labels” and that uploaded tracks can “never be censored or removed.” TechCrunch called Audius’ blockchain move its “ secret sauce ,” while Yahoo finance said it is “ adequately addressing the […]

Droit voisin : Macron répond à Google, qui ne pourra pas « s'affranchir de la loi »

Droit voisin : Macron répond à Google, qui ne pourra pas « s’affranchir de la loi »

Emmanuel Macron a décidé de répliquer. Alors que Google a annoncé fin septembre qu’il comptait appliquer à sa manière la loi créant un droit voisin pour les éditeurs et agences de presse, le chef de l’Etat a déclaré ce vendredi, lors d’un déplacement en Auvergne, qu’il n’était pas question que le géant américain ne respecte pas les règles, qui entreront en vigueur le 24 octobre. « Une entreprise, quand bien même une très grande entreprise, ne peut pas s’en affranchir […]

European Commission Steps Up Fight Against Online Piracy

Court of Justice of the European Communities (including Court of First Instance Decisions)

Court of Justice of the European Communities (including Court of First Instance Decisions) You are here: BAILII >> Databases >> Court of Justice of the European Communities (including Court of First Instance Decisions) >> IT Development (Approximation of laws – Opinion) [2019] EUECJ C-666/18_O (12 September 2019) URL: http://www.bailii.org/eu/cases/EUECJ/2019/C66618_O.html Cite as: EU:C:2019:729, ECLI:EU:C:2019:729, [2019] EUECJ C-666/18_O Provisional text OPINION OF ADVOCATE GENERAL Case C ‑ 666/18 IT Development SAS v Free Mobile SAS (Request for a preliminary ruling from the […]

New Industrial Property Code in Portugal shall enter into force next July

New Industrial Property Code in Portugal shall enter into force next July

On the 10th of December 2018, the Decreto-Lei nº 110/2018 was published in the Portuguese Diário da República , introducing the new Industrial Property Code ( Código da Propriedade Industrial-CPI ). With this decree, the Directives (EU) 2015/2436 (relating to trademark legislation harmonisation between member states) and (EU) 2016/943 (concerning “know-how” and trade secrets protection), are incorporated into national law. This new piece of legislation introduces several relevant changes to intellectual property rights and their enforcement. Trademark regulation suffered several […]

Droit d’auteur : concrètement, que vont changer les articles 11 et 13 de la directive européenne ?

Droit d’auteur : concrètement, que vont changer les articles 11 et 13 de la directive européenne ?

Photomontage d’après : SIMON DAVAL / MAXPPP Au terme de longues discussions, la réforme européenne du droit d’auteur a été validée par les représentants des trois institutions de l’Union. Les articles 11 et 13 de cette directive, qui ont beaucoup fait débat, vont pouvoir être appliqués. Ils ont suscité une immense levée de boucliers de la part des « défenseurs des libertés numériques ». Mais aussi d’une armée de vidéastes sur YouTube , encouragés par Google qui continue de faire […]

EU Copyright Directive: one step forward, two steps back

Google in Europe We support updating copyright rules for this digital age, recognize the value of content that creators and rights holders produce and care deeply about journalism . We all share a belief in the social value of knowledge and content, and when publishers and creators succeed, we succeed. European lawmakers recently agreed on a final text of a new copyright directive. Many voices, including consumer associations , creators , small publishers , academics and startups have shared their […]

Will Article 13 be the end of the internet?

Will Article 13 be the end of the internet?

Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive could severely hamper social platforms such as YouTube. Moreover, time is running out for a reasonable compromise between creators, European viewers, and copyright holders. YouTube and copyright When it comes to digital content and copyright, YouTube is indeed no stranger to pushing the boundaries of what is acceptable. Long have artists and publishers complained that they have no recourse if someone uploads their work for profit. To respond to these issues, YouTube implemented […]