Day: May 11, 2014

Mihály Ficsor on Svensson and communications to the publicMihály Ficsor on Svensson and communications to the public



The Svensson opinion of the CJEU has gained considerable attention. The focus has primarily been on the controversial topic of whether hyperlinks to a work on the Internet should be considered as making the work available and hence be part of the author’s right of communication to the public. However, the opinion also further extends precedents of the CJEU how to determine whether communications are “to the public”. In a seminal paper, Dr. Ficsor the former Deputy Director General of WIPO carefully examines these precedents and points out errors in the opinions.

Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-05-10Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-05-10