CJEU decision in Meltwater – the internet is saved, browsing does not require a licence

The CJEU today handed down its judgment in the Meltwater case, Public Relations Consultants Association Ltd (PRCA) v The Newspaper Licensing Agency Limited and Others (NLA), holding that on-screen and cached copies of websites generated by end-users in the course of browsing may be made without the authorisation of copyright holders.

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Berlinale Delegate for Eastern Europe and CEE film Expert: Nikolaj Nikitin

FNE spoke to Nikolaj Nikitin about how more films from CEE can cross borders and find a larger audience


Director Georgian National Film Centre: Nana Janelidze

FNE spoke to Nana Janelidze about her first year as director of the Georgian National Film Centre and what she sees as the priority directions for the development of the film industry in Georgia.


Cypriot director: Yannis Economides

FNE spoke to Cypriot director Yannis Economides about being a filmmakers in one of the EU’s smallest countries and his new film Stratos that was in competition in Berlinale 2014


Malta Film Commissioner: Engelbert Grech

FNE TV spoke to Commissioner Grech about how being a small country can be an advantage for film production and new developments in Malta’s tax incentives and local Maltese productions.


UK Intellectual Property Office copyright guidance on use of images on the web - Commentary by Graham Smith

The IPO today released a copyright notice giving guidance to small businesses and individuals who may wish to use digital or photographic images on the web. It also provides advice for people who may find their own images being used online. Graham Smith, a partner at leading law firm Bird & Bird, comments:

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European Commission awards Bird & Bird's EU & Competition team in Brussels a major contract

The European Commission has awarded Bird & Bird Brussels EU & Competition team a contract worth €2.75 million to study the impact of EU state aid legislation on Research & Development.

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IP and IT Law Bytes: Databases: Dedicated meta search engines

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that using a dedicated meta search engine can, in certain circumstances, amount to re-utilisation of the contents of a database under Article 7(2)(b) of the Database Directive (96/9/EC) (the Directive).

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