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ECJ indicates a new approach to copyright protection

ECJ indicates a new approach to copyright protection
Published on: 14 December 2011
Published by: LexisPSL
  • ECJ indicates a new approach to copyright protection
  • The facts in brief
  • Questions and responses on Directive 2001/29/EC on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society
  • What does this mean?

Article summary

Earlier this year, the European Court of Justice gave its decision on the case of Painer v Standard Verlags GmbH (et al) (C-145/10). The case is important because the ECJ considered the breadth of copyright protection for photographs (in particular portrait photographs) and was required to give a ruling on the interpretation of Articles 5(3)(d) and (e) of Directive 2001/29/EC. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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