| Commentary

94 Copyright and EU competition law

| Commentary

94 Copyright and EU competition law

The European Court of Justice has been required to consider whether the owner of copyright in a film was entitled to grant an exclusive licence to exhibit the film and whether that licence would infringe Article 101(1) of the TFEU (formerly EC Treaty Article 81)1. The Court stated that ‘the mere fact that the owner of copyright in a film has granted to a sole licensee the exclusive rights to exhibit that film in the territory of a member state and, consequently, to prohibit during a specified period its showing by others, is not

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