Telran vs. Charlton – The Israeli Approach to Anti-Circumvention Law Under Copyright

IIC - International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (175), Forthcoming

7 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2014

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Zohar Efroni

Stanford's Center for Internet and Society

Date Written: January 29, 2014

Abstract

The Israel Supreme Court held that:

1. Secondary liability for copyright infringement prerequisites an act of direct infringement.

2. Viewing technologically protected broadcasts that are subject to copyright exclusivity while applying satellite decoding cards is not a direct infringement of copyright, since mere viewing does not implicate any exclusive right under the Copyright Act of 1911.

3. Selling and distributing decoding cards that can decrypt scrambled satellite signals of copyrighted broadcasts do not subject the seller and distributor to secondary infringement liability.

The comment reviews the decision of the Supreme Court and provides some observations regarding the notion and application of anti-circumvention bans in a jurisdiction where such bans have not been enacted (yet).

Keywords: copyright, anti-circumvention, broadcasting, Israel

Suggested Citation

Efroni, Zohar, Telran vs. Charlton – The Israeli Approach to Anti-Circumvention Law Under Copyright (January 29, 2014). IIC - International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (175), Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2387465

Zohar Efroni (Contact Author)

Stanford's Center for Internet and Society ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
United States

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