Advocate General: Distribution right in Copyright Directive includes t-shirts in storage away from store

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Case C-572/17. Syed. Preliminary questions. Högsta domstolen (Sweden).


Preliminary questions in a procedure regarding the unauthorised sale of t-shirts with logo’s of rock bands and artists. The shirts were placed in the store itself as well as in a storage elsewhere.  The Swedish Surpreme courts questions whether the right to authorise or prohibit any form of distribution to the public by sale or otherwise - as mentioned in the Copyright Directive - includes the t-shirts in the storage. Advocate General  Campos Sánchez-Bordona is of the opinion that it does, claiming that storing the shirts is part of the actions that lead to selling them.


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