European Court Issues Ruling On Jurisdiction in Cross-EU Copyright Infringement Case

By | InsideTechMedia | October 31, 2013

On 3 October 2013, in the case of Peter Pinckney vs. KDG Mediatech AG, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) confirmed that, with certain qualifications, when a copyrighted work is reproduced in one Member State, and offered for sale online by companies established in another, the author of the work can bring an action for copyright infringement in the courts of their own home Member State if infringing copies are accessible from that State – even if that State is not among the States where the work was reproduced and/or made available online.

Vote by European Commission’s Civil Liberties Committee Completes Major Step Towards Adoption of EU Data Protection Regulation

By | Inside Privacy | October 21, 2013

In a historic vote today, the leading parliamentary committee on the European Commission’s proposed General Data Protection Regulation, the Civil Liberties Committee (“LIBE”), adopted all compromise amendments put forward to the Commission’s original proposal.

EU Parliamentarian Releases “Highlights” of Data Protection Amendments

EU Parliamentarian Releases “Highlights” of Data Protection Amendments

On October 17, Jan Albrecht, rapporteur to the EU Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (“LIBE”), issued a release in which he claims that “Edward Snowden and the PRISM scandal laid the ground” for including a prohibition against telecommunications and Internet companies transferring data to other countries’ governmental authorities unless otherwise permitted by EU law.