Topic: CJEU

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Copyright aspects of hyperlinking

A hyperlink, or simply a link, is a reference to data found elsewhere on the internet. It is the most common tool used to share information online and is oftentimes considered to be a sine qua non to the smooth functioning of the internet as an avenue for freedom of...

The right to be forgotten – Part One

Negative search engine results can have undesired consequences such as loss of business or employment opportunities. This can be disproportionately unfair if the information is false, misleading or outdated. This principle was confirmed in an important ruling on the subject delivered by the Court of Justice of the European Union...

Use and sale of TV multimedia boxes held to be illegal

In a recent ruling, Stichtung Brein v Jack Frederik Wullems (known as Filmspeler), the Courts of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held that the temporary reproduction of copyright-protected content on TV multimedia boxes, is considered as an infringement of the right-holders’ rights, particularly the right of communication to the...

The Right to be Forgotten - Part Two

In May 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that search engines, such as Google, assumed the function of a controller and set out the right of data subjects to request the erasure of personal data that is ‘inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant’.  Search Engine...

A Comprehensive Analysis of the CJEU's Louboutin Ruling

French footwear designer, Christian Louboutin, initiated trade mark infringement proceedings against Dutch footwear retailer, Van Haren, after the latter’s decision to emulate the former’s signature red-soled high-heeled shoes, in a long-running legal battle which eventually ended up before the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union...

CJEU announces anonymisation of cases involving natural persons

In a recent press release and following the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has announced that as from the 1st of July 2018, all publications concerning preliminary rulings will be completely devoid of any personal data,...

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