Jurisdiction for court where damage as a result of copyright infringement has taken place

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IPPT20131003, CJEU, Pinckney v Mediatech

COPYRIGHTPRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW

 

Court of the location where the damage as a result of copyright infringement has taken place only has jurisdiction to determine the damage caused in the state which it is situated

 

"47. In the light of all of the foregoing, the answer to the questions referred is that Article 5(3) of the Regulation must be interpreted as meaning that, in the event of alleged infringement of copyrights protected by the Member State of the court seised, the latter has jurisdiction to hear an action to establish liability brought by the author of a work against a company established in another Member State and which has, in the latter State, reproduced that work on a material support which is subsequently sold by companies established in a third Member State through an internet site also accessible with the jurisdiction of the court seised. That court has jurisdiction only to determine the damage caused in the Member State within which it is situated."

 

IPPT20131003, CJEU, Pinckney v Mediatech

 

C 170/12 - ECLI:EU:C:2013:635