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Day: January 6, 2018

Guidance on IPRED – types of costs to be reimbursed and focus on commercial scale infringements

While Article 14 of IPRED refers to ‘legal costs and other expenses incurred by the successful party’, the Directive does not define what these concepts entail precisely. The CJEU has held that the concept of ‘legal costs’ includes, amongst others, lawyer’s fees. It also held that the concept of ‘other expenses’ includes, in principle, costs incurred for the services of a technical adviser.

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SWD IA on EU copyright modernisation – digital retransmissions of TV and radio programmes

The problem is that the providers of retransmission services face practical difficulties with the acquisition of rights for retransmission of TV and radio channels from other Member States by means other than cable.

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