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Thursday, 12 August 2010

Infopaq: The Sequel

This weblog has already noted the ruling in Case C-5/08 Infopaq International A/S v Danske Dagblades Forening, a reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union for a preliminary ruling from the Danish Højesteret. Responding to this reference, which dealt with the legalities of what might be termed a modern equivalent of a cuttings agency, the Court of Justice provided just two answers to the 13 questions referred. This June there arose another reference in which the same court, with the same litigants before it, has asked some of the same questions, either in the same form or with some modifications (see today's IPKat post here).

What the Kat didn't mention, but might interest true copyright agitators and lobbyists, is that you've got a chance to make observations on the questions. The UK's Intellectual Property Office invites your comments by next Monday, 16 August 2010 (please email them here so that the UK can decide whether it wants to get involved). The deadline for observations to the Court is 15 October 2010.

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