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EU Commission: Targeted consultation on the exercise of rights of performers and producers in the audiovisual sector

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Source: EU Commission - Team Copyright

29 July 2019 to 30 September 2019

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The Commission is opening a targeted consultation on the exercise of rights of performers and producers in the audiovisual sector.

Target group

The consultation is targeted at those engaged in the management of rights in the audiovisual sector. It mainly concerns performers and producers who are holders of related rights and their contractual partners such as distributors, sales agents, broadcasters, online platforms and cultural heritage institutions. 
Objective of the consultation

The aim of this targeted consultation is to gather information and data on current market practices and on the exercise of rights of performers and producers in the audiovisual sector. The Commission will analyse these information and data in preparation of a report assessing th…

CJEU on Spiegel Online: The use of a protected work for the purposes of reporting current events does not, in principle, require a prior request for authorisation

Source: Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-516/17

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The use of a protected work for the purposes of reporting current events does not, in principle, require a prior request for authorisation

Court of Justice of the European Union

PRESS RELEASE No 101/19
Luxembourg, 29 July 2019

Judgment in Case C-516/17
Spiegel Online v Volker Beck

The use of a protected work for the purposes of reporting current events does not, in principle, require a prior request for authorisation

Furthermore, a work may be quoted by means of a hyperlink, provided that that quoted work, in its specific form, was previously made available to the public with the copyright holder’s authorisation or in accordance with a non-contractual licence or statutory authorisation

Volker Beck, a former member of the Bundestag (Federal Parliament, Germany) is the author of a manuscript on criminal policy relating to sexual offences committed against minors, which was published under a pseu…

CJEU on Funke Medien NRW and the Freedom of establishment : Freedom of information and the freedom of the press cannot justify a derogation from the rights of copyright holders beyond the exceptions and limitations set out in the Copyright Directive

Source: 97/2019 : 29 July 2019 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-469/17


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Court of Justice of the European Union
PRESS RELEASE No 97/19
Luxembourg, 29 July 2019
Judgment in Case C-469/17
Funke Medien NRW GmbH v Federal Republic of Germany
Freedom of information and the freedom of the press cannot justify a derogation from the rights of copyright holders beyond the exceptions and limitations set out in the Copyright Directive
However, as far as concerns military status reports, a national court must, first of all, ascertain whether the conditions are satisfied so that those reports can be regarded as protected by copyright, before considering whether the use of the reports is capable of falling within the scope of such exceptions or limitations
The Federal Republic of Germany has a military status report drawn up every week on the foreign deployments of the Bundeswehr (Federal Armed Forces, Germany) and on developments at the deployment locations. The reports are designat…

Media freedom and investigative journalism - Call for Proposals by the EU Commission

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Source: EU Commission
18 July 2019 to 27 September 2019

The European Union is making EUR 4.175 million available for Actions aiming at supporting media freedom and investigative journalism.

The EU is publishing a Call for Proposals for Pilot Projects and Preparatory Actions conducting the following actions:

Action 1 - Pilot Project: A Europe-wide response mechanism for violation of press and media freedom

The Europe-wide rapid response mechanism for violations of press and media freedom will be geared at mitigating the consequences of the recently observed deterioration of press and media freedom in certain EU Member States and Candidate Countries. It will provide tangible protection for journalists and will encompass fact-finding, advocacy, monitoring, informing the European public and awareness raising. This action will bring violations to the forefront, and will provide practical help to journalists under threat. It will be carried out in collaboration with European, regional and local …