The GS Media decision of 8 September 2016 is the latest chapter in the case law from the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) on hyperlinking and copyright. Some consider it a questionable outcome with drastic restrictions on the freedom to link, and consequently of the freedom of information. Others feel the GS Media decision is merely a logical consequence of CJEU’s previous case law on the copyright holder’s exclusive right to ‘communicate his work to the public’. In any event, the decision has caused quite a stir, which may in part be due to the racy facts underlying this [Read more…] about Hyperlinking at one’s own risk – CJEU in GS Media / Sanoma
The two most authoritative legal rankings for lawyers have recently been published: Chambers and Legal 500. The Kennedy Van der Laan media team has again been awarded top rankings in both guides in the category media and entertainment (see Chambers and Legal 500).
Jens van den Brink is mentioned as ‘notable practitioner’ in the Chambers ranking: “Jens van den Brink has been especially active recently in handling defamation and copyright disputes for broadcasters and newspapers. Clients say he is “very good, he knows what he is talking about and he always reacts very promptly.” He advised UPC Nederland on a dispute in which a German rights holder organisation was seeking to disclose the identity of UPC subscribers who had exchanged pirated movies.” Legal500 [Read more…] about Top rankings for media team Kennedy Van der Laan
Vorige week donderdag deed de rechtbank Den Haag uitspraak in de Context-zaak, waarin veroordelingen zijn uitgesproken voor deelname aan een criminele organisatie met terroristisch oogmerk (de ‘jihadzaak’). In deze zaak werd de verdachten onder meer verweten dat ze opruiende jihadistische tweets hadden geretweet. De rechtbank boog zich over de vraag of het retweeten van dat soort berichten op zichzelf strafbaar kan [Read more…] about Rechtbank: Retweet is not (necessarily) an Endorsement