Europe of Human Rights

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The Court of Justice of the European Union has declared the so-called Data Retention Directive to be invalid. Interestingly enough, in 2013 the same Court ordered Sweden to make a payment of 3 million Euro for its delay in transposing this law. Back then the CJEU ruled that a delay in the transposition is liable… » read more

Be aware of copyrights fees!

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In each member states debates are conducted on the need to pay copyrights fees to a collecting society acting on behalf of authors. Every service provider or manufacturer that wishes to broadcast music to its employees or client needs to pay such a fee. This raises concerns as to the right to access culture and… » read more

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Under EU law it is the author who decides about the public availability of his or her work. In Sweden an administrator of a website placed on his webpage hyperlinks to publicly available articles. Authors of the texts claimed that this violated their IP rights, because they did not give permission for this specific release… » read more

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On 16 January 2014 the CJEU gave a preliminary ruling in the case (C-400/12) concerning the Directive 2004/38 on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States. Ms G. is a Portuguese national that moved to UK with her husband… » read more