Court of Justice: sharing hyperlinks can constitute a copyright infringement

Written by Pieter Gryffroy on , in category Copyright & other IP

On 8 September 2016 the Court rendered judgment in case C-160/15, GS media BV v. Sanoma Media Netherlands BV. The Court decided that sharing hyperlinks providing access to protected works (in the case at hand celebrity photos that were yet to be published), made available on the Internet without the consent of the copyright holder by a third party, can by itself be a communication to the public in the sense of article 3(1) Directive 2001/29, when certain conditions are fulfilled.

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Time.lex will be Eggsplore’s partner for new financial technologies

Written by Edwin Jacobs on , in category News & announcements

Time.lex will be Eggsplore’s partner for new financial technologies. Time.lex and Eggsplore join forces to complement Eggsplore’s fintech know-how with time.lex’s legal expertise in digital technologies, IP, and privacy. Their joint competences will provide answers to the digital challenges currently faced by the financial industry.

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EU’s general cybersecurity legislation has arrived

Written by Ruben Roex on , in category Cybersecurity

The EU's first ever comprehensive cybersecurity rules were published in the Official Journal at the beginning of this week. The Network and Information Security Directive is set to enter into force at the beginning of August and shall apply from May 2018 onwards. Taking a layered approach towards cybersecurity, it entails obligations for EU institutions, Member States and private organizations alike. Read on to find out more.

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time.lex again achieves prestigious scores in the “Legal 500”

Written by Edwin Jacobs on , in category News & announcements

The internationally renowned legal ranking "Legal 500" last week published its list of the best law firms by sector and by country for 2016, based on a large-scale satisfaction survey of clients of the firms involved.

In its niche subjects time.lex is again recognised as a “top-tier” and “leading” firm with very high scores. 

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Doing Business in Europe? Mandatory Data Protection Compliance in Every Single Country

Written by Edwin Jacobs on , in category Privacy & data protection

What are the consequences of recent Facebook court cases for cross-border eCommerce business in the European Union? Here are three takeaways for every company doing business in Europe, from merchants selling goods or services online in Europe to cloud computing providers, social media platforms and many others.

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Report on Digital Currencies

Written by Edwin Jacobs on , in category Rules & regulations

End of November 2015, BIS’ Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures published its report on digital currencies. The report describes the development of digital currencies and the implications for central banks, financial market infrastructures, the economy of digital currencies and the underlying decentralised payment mechanisms.

Read the press release of BIS: BIS Reports on Digital Currencies.

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