Article 3(2)(d) of the Copyright Directive can be expanded to live sports events on the internet

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IPPT20150326, CJEU, C More Entertainment v Sandberg

COPYRIGHT

 

The exclusive rights of broadcasting organizations as referred to in Article 3(2)(d) of the Copyright Directive can be expanded to live sports events on the internet, if it does not affect the protection of copyright

 

"Having regard to all the foregoing considerations, the answer to the question referred is that Article 3(2) of Directive 2001/29 must be interpreted as not precluding national legislation extending the exclusive right of the broadcasting organisations referred to in Article 3(2)(d) as regards acts of communication to the public which broadcasts of sporting fixtures made live on internet, such as those at issue in the main proceedings, may constitute, provided that such an extension does not undermine the protection of copyright."

 

IPPT20150326, CJEU, C More Entertainment v Sandberg

 

C-279/13 - ECLI:EU:C:2015:199