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Thursday, April 12, 2012

An ECJ Decision on the Meaning of "Communication To the Public"

Enrico Bonadio, City University London, the City Law School, and Mauro Santo, M&R Europe, Intellectual Property Legal Advisors, Milan, have published 'Communication to the Public' in FAPL v QC Leisure and Murphy v Media Protection Services (C-403/08 and C-429/08) at European Intellectual Property Review (4) 277 (2012). Here is the abstract.

On 4 October 2011 the Court of Justice of the European Union released its decision in FAPL v QC Leisure and Murphy v Media Protection Services (Joined Cases C-403/08 and C-429/08). Amongst the many aspects dealt with, the Court gave its interpretation of ‘communication to the public’ under Article 3(1) of the Info Society Directive and concluded that the showing of live Premier League matches in pubs does amount to such communication.

Download the article from SSRN at the link. Here is a link to the case discussed.

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