Dr. Nils Rauer, MJI

Dr. Nils Rauer, MJI

Hogan Lovells

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DSM Watch: The new copyright directive – What will happen to the liability privilege of platforms?

Since the first proposals for amendments to the European Commission’s draft copyright directive were leaked earlier this month, we have seen quite some discussion on what the Digital Single Market will bring about. The leaked...more

3/20/2017 - Copyright Digital Media Digital Single Market EU EU Directive European Commission File Sharing Infringement Intellectual Property Protection Internet Service Providers (ISPs) Websites

DSM Watch: Leaked European Parliament comments may modify press rights under Copyright Directive

The European commission published its last draft directive on the modernizing of the European copyright law (COM(2016) 593 final) on 14 September 2016. The draft was part of a larger strategy to bring about a single digital...more

3/16/2017 - Copyright Digital Single Market EU EU Directive European Commission Intellectual Property Protection Publishers UK Parliament

Hyperlinking in Hamburg and Prague: How national courts apply GS Media

On 8 September 2016, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) handed down judgment C-160/15 on the means of hyperlinking which caught quite some attention. It has become known as the GS Media decision. In essence, this CJEU...more

2/14/2017 - CJEU Copyright Copyright Infringement Creative Commons License Digital Media EU Germany Hyperlink Public Communications Third-Party Website Owner Liability Websites

DSM webinar highlights tax, competition law, copyright, AVMS and data economy issues for 2017

In a February 7, 2017 webinar, the Hogan Lovells Digital Single Market (DSM) team presented its take on new developments for 2017. Peter Watts introduced the session by warning that the loss of the UK voice in EU policy...more

2/10/2017 - BEPS Big Data Broadband Competition Data-Sharing Digital Services Digital Single Market EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Intellectual Property Protection Licensing Rules Mobile Apps OECD Online Platforms Personal Data Regulatory Oversight Smartphones Technology Telecommunications UK

EU Commission agrees new rules allowing Europeans to watch online content services across EU borders

On 7 February, negotiators for the European Parliament, Member States and the Commission agreed the proposal for a regulation on EU cross-border portability of online content services. This is the first agreement relating to...more

2/10/2017 - Cross-Border Digital Media Digital Single Market EU European Commission Internet Service Providers (ISPs) Member State On-Demand Services Online Platforms Telecommunications UK Parliament

EU Advocate General in favour of finding copyright infringement by indexing site The Pirate Bay

The cases that deal with the meaning of “communication to the public” continue: in a current reference for a preliminary ruling, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) will have to decide whether the operators of websites that...more

2/9/2017 - Advocate General BitTorrent CJEU Copyright Copyright Infringement Electronic Communications EU File Sharing Internet Service Providers (ISPs) Metadata Netherlands Peer-to-Peer Piracy Pirate Bay Search Engines Websites

DSM Watch: European Commission's data package explores data ownership, localization, liability and portability, highlighting...

On January 10, 2017, the European Commission released a Communication, a fact sheet, a working document and a public consultation relating to Europe’s “data economy”. The fact sheet states that “data is a new type of...more

1/13/2017 - Big Data Data Protection Data Transfers Digital Single Market EU EU Data Protection Laws European Commission General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Intellectual Property Protection International Data Transfers Personal Data Portability Software Trade Secrets

Germany: WUNDER-BAUM Air Freshener is a famous trademark

Julius Sämann Ltd. wins with Hogan Lovells before German Supreme Court (Case Ref.: I ZR 75/15)- Almost everyone knows the “WUNDER-BAUM” Tree hanging from the rear view mirror of so many cars. Behind this little air...more

12/22/2016 - Appeals German Supreme Court Germany Trademark Infringement Trademark Litigation Trademarks

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