'Communication to the Public' in FAPL v QC Leisure and Murphy v Media Protection Services (C-403/08 and C-429/08)
European Intellectual Property Review, Issue 4, pp. 277-279, 2012
3 Pages Posted: 14 Mar 2012
Date Written: 2012
On 4 October 2011 the Court of Justice of the European Union released its decision in FAPL v QC Leisure and Murphy v Media Protection Services (Joined Cases C-403/08 and C-429/08). Amongst the many aspects dealt with, the Court gave its interpretation of ‘communication to the public’ under Article 3(1) of the Info Society Directive and concluded that the showing of live Premier League matches in pubs does amount to such communication.
Keywords: Intellectual Property, Coyright, Satellite, Communication to the public
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