CJEU says exhaustion only applies to the tangible medium of a work

Today CJEU ruled that with regard to the adaptation right, it is true that the InfoSoc Directive does not mention it. However, a situation like the one at hand, ie paper poster and canvas transfer of copyright-protected works, falls within the scope of Article 4(1) of the InfoSoc Directive. Also, exhaustion of the right of distribution under under Article 4(2) of the InfoSoc Directive only applies to the tangible support of a work.

Country: EU

Domains: IPR

Tags: CJEU, InfoSoc Directive, adaptation right, Art&Allposters, distribution right, judgement, copyright

Posted on Thursday 22 January 2015

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