The branding and rebranding of infidelity
Kat readers may not recognize Avid Life Media, but they are (more) likely to be familiar with the website under which the company used to provide its services—Ashley Madison. Neil Wilkof reflects on how a brand can recover from disaster.
Do passive hosting providers commit acts of communication to the public in relation to third-party content?
Eleonora considers this question in light of the Reha Training decision and the AG opinion in GS Media.
Is hosting providers' safe harbour the real problem of copyright owners? A new article
The Ecommerce Directive envisages 'safe harbours' that shield internet service providers (ISPs) from liability for third-party content that they transmit, cache or host. A proposal has been recently advanced in France advocating the removal – at the EU level – of the safe harbour protection for hosting providers that give access to copyright works. Eleonora considers whether this is a good plan.
SUPER-BREAKING NEWS: Leaked draft Impact Assessment shows that Commission intends to introduce new mandatory exceptions, address value gap and introduce related right for publishers
What does the EU Commission intend to propose when it releases its next copyright package next month? This is a question that has been haunting EU copyright enthusiasts (Eleonora Rosati among them) for a few months now. While we wait for the official documents, Statewatch has just leaked a draft version of the Commission Staff Working Document - Impact Assessment on the modernisation of EU copyright rules [here's the link].
Linking & Copyright rapid response event on 13 September: come join us!
Is linking to unlicensed content a potential infringement of copyright? Following the (controversial) decisions in Svensson and BestWater, we will know the answer on 8 September 2016, when the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issues its decision in GS Media, C-160/15. Come and join Elenora Rosati and other expert panellists at the London offices of Bristows to discuss the implications and enjoy some drinks and canapés. Tickets here.
Singapore Government launches public consultation on major copyright reform
Singapore is reforming its Copyright Act. Eleonora Rosati brings you the news that the government has launched a public consultation [open until 24 October 2016, 5 pm GMT+8] to seek feedback on the proposed changes. Those interested in answering the consultation can do so here.
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