Type Speaker CPD Hours Level
4 IntermediateInformation
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SRA Competency B


When a user uploads a video on YouTube and that video infringes third-party copyrights, who might bear the resulting liability? Is it the user-uploader, the YouTube platform or both?

This live broadcast, split over 2 sessions, will explain how the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has developed the concept of communication to the public, and who might find themselves at the risk of liability.

Practical scenarios and issues will be discussed at length, together with the implications that all this would have on practitioners advising on copyright issues and pleading cases around Europe.

The broadcast will also discuss Article 17 of the recently adopted Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market and alert you to the effects this new piece of EU legislation will have on national laws, users, rightholders and platform operators alike.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive session will cover the following:

  • Recent case law of the CJEU on the right of communication to the public
  • How the right of communication to the public is to be understood
  • Notions of ‘indispensable intervention’ and ‘profit-making intention’
  • Liability for linking to copyright content
  • Liability of online platforms and hosting providers
  • Recent EU legislative developments and their impact
  • Practical examples: how to apply CJEU case law to different scenarios
  • How to advise clients in cases of potential liability for copyright infringement

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.

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Discounts are available for multiple places. If you have 5 or more people interested in participating in this virtual learning session please email us at information@mblseminars.com for more information.

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