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40.5.8 Paramount Home Entertainment International Ltd v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY vol 21(2) copyright
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40.5.8 Paramount Home Entertainment International Ltd v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd

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40.5.8 Paramount Home Entertainment International Ltd v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd

In Paramount Home Entertainment International Ltd v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd1, the High Court considered whether the operators of two websites, SolarMovie and TubePlus, which provided access to streams of films and TV programmes, communicated copyright works to the public in contravention of Article 3(1) of the Information Society Directive. The Court compared this situation to that in Football Association Premier League v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd2 and queried whether there was any material difference. The Court concluded that there was none and that the SolarMovie and TubePlus websites

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