And more from Germany and In what appears to be a trolling case, a German court has rejected a US film company's request to provide details of alleged illegal downloaders after deciding that there was no copyright in two pornographic films. The Munich regional court decided that the "primitive" depiction of sex meant that Flexible Beauty” and “Young Passion” could not be protected by Intellectual property laws in Germany saying that the “primitive depiction of sexual processes” mean Malibu Media's films are classified as “pure pornography” and not a copyrighted work. But what about performers rights anyone?
Universal Music Publishing has mandated the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and its mechanical rights sister body AMCOS to licence its songs catalogue to digital services throughout almost all of the Asia Pacific region, excluding Japan. The landmark arrangement means APRA/AMCOS will be the first collecting society to represent a major publisher's catalogue in multiple territories in the Asia Pacific market.
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