Penelope Thornton

Penelope Thornton

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

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

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

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