Retransmission d’un programme TV en streaming nécessite l’autorisation des auteurs Cour de justice de l’union européenne 4ème chambre Arrêt du 7 mars 2013 Jeudi 7 mars 2013 Cour de justice de l’union européenne 4ème chambre Arrêt du 7 mars 2013 ITV Broadcasting et autres / TVCatchup autorisation - télévision - internet - flux rss - ayant-droit - streaming - rediffusion - télédiffusion - tiers - communication au public « Directive 2001/29/CE – Article 3, paragraphe 1 – Diffusion par un tiers au moyen d’internet des émissions de radiodiffuseurs de télévision commerciaux – ‘Live streaming’ – Communication au public » 1 La demande de décision préjudicielle porte sur l’interprétation de l’article 3, paragraphe 1, de la directive 2001/29/CE du Parlement européen et du Conseil, du 22 mai 2001, sur l’harmonisation de certains aspects du droit d’auteur et des droits voisins dans la société de l’information (JO L 167, p. 10).
Le cadre juridique Le droit de l’Union 3 Les considérants 23 et 27 de la directive 2001/29 énoncent : « (23) La présente directive doit harmoniser davantage le droit d’auteur de communication au public. . « 1. 3. Le droit anglais. Playing Catchup - CJEU clarifies that streaming is "communication to the public" It has been an awfully long day for the AmeriKat.
And although she is falling asleep even pawing these words at her keyboard, she must report on the awfully busy day for the Court of Justice of the European Union. Today two decisions/opinions dealing with scope of copyright in the new media were delivered. First, the Advocate-General's Opinion in the Amazon.com reference from the Austrian courts (see Eleonora's excellent summary here) and second, the CJEU's decision in the ITV v TVCatchup reference from Mr Justice Floyd in the English courts. Background. Documents. Language of document : PAOLO Mengozzi presentate il 7 marzo 2013 (1) Causa C‑521/11 Amazon.com International Sales Inc.
Amazon EU Sàrl Amazon.de GmbH Amazon.com GmbH, in Liquidation Amazon Logistik GmbH contro Austro-Mechana Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung mechanisch-musikalischer Urheberrechte Gesellschaft mbH [domanda di pronuncia pregiudiziale, proposta dall’Oberster Gerichtshof, (Austria)] «Diritto d’autore e diritti connessi – Direttiva 2001/29/CE – Diritto di riproduzione – Eccezioni e limitazioni – Eccezione della copia per uso privato – Equo compenso – Possibilità di rimborso del prelievo per copie private applicato a dispositivi, apparecchi e materiali collegati alla riproduzione digitale – Finanziamento di istituzioni a fini sociali e culturali per i titolari dei diritti – Pagamento dell’equo compenso in diversi Stati membri» AG Mengozzi on the notion of equitable remuneration. A few months ago the IPKat provided a list of some of the yummiest references for a preliminary ruling currently pending before the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Among these, there is Case C-521/11 Amazon.com International Sales and Others, a reference from the Oberster Gerichtshof (Austria) concerning the interpretation of Articles 2 and 5 of Directive 2011/29 (the InfoSoc Directive), in particular the notion of equitable remuneration following the sale of recording media [Merpel usually speaks of equitable remuneration when she goes out on a date]. Austro-Mechana is an Austrian collecting society which is in charge of obtaining equitable remuneration following the sale of blank supports, pursuant to Article 42ter(1) UrhG. Since 2003 Amazon has engaged, among other things, in the online sale of recording media. Austro-Mechana has sued Amazon before Austrian courts, seeking payment of equitable remuneration following the goods sold over its platform. 2.1.) Playing Catchup - CJEU clarifies that streaming is "communication to the public"
Documents. Language of document : JUDGMENT OF THE COURT (Fourth Chamber) (Directive 2001/29/EC – Article 3(1) – Broadcasting by a third party over the internet of signals of commercial television broadcasters – ‘Live streaming’ – Communication to the public) In Case C‑607/11, REQUEST for a preliminary ruling under Article 267 TFEU from the High Court of Justice (England and Wales) (Chancery Division) (United Kingdom), made by decision of 17 November 2011, received at the Court on 28 November 2011, in the proceedings ITV Broadcasting Ltd, ITV 2 Ltd, ITV Digital Channels Ltd, Channel 4 Television Corporation, 4 Ventures Ltd, Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd,
A Winter's Tale: if you can't take the heat, keep away from the Kitchin. Saucy attempt by Catchup fails to cut the mustard.
ITV Broadcasting Ltd and others v TV Catch Up Ltd  EWHC 3063 (Ch) was another of last week's Chancery Division decisions for England and Wales with which the IPKat has been struggling to catch up. A ruling by Mr Justice Kitchin, it's another of those increasingly popular ways that true Brits try to keep warm in the chilly winter, by jumping up and down, yelling "We want summary judgment" [If this is way of keeping warm, shouldn't it be 'summer' judgment, asks Merpel]. In this case, ITV said "You're infringing"; TV Catchup (TVC) said "No we're not -- and you haven't a chance of succeeding if the case goes to trial! ". "Oh yes we have", said ITV.
"Prove it", said TVC. So what was this all about? TV Catchup case goes to Europe. Cast your mind back to last December and you might recall, though the midst of winter's murky memories, a bright and cheeky interlude in which the recently-promoted Mr Justice Kitchin starred, ITV Broadcasting Ltd and others v TV Catch Up Ltd EWHC 3063 (Ch).
ITV Broadcasting Ltd & Ors v TV Catch Up Ltd  EWHC 3063 (Ch) (25 November 2010) TV Catchup case goes to Europe. Caught out: TV streaming service forced to drop 21 channels in copyright infringement case. The English High Court has ordered TVCatchup to stop some of its services after ruling that they infringed the copyright of broadcasters.
TVCatchup is a television streaming service that allows users to watch TV channels “live” online. However, following legal action from ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, the service was found to infringe the broadcasters’ film and broadcast copyrights and it will no longer be able to stream their digital and catch-up television channels. TVCatchup is also prohibited from streaming the main ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 networks to mobile devices via mobile telephone networks. Unauthorised TV live streaming breaches copyright, rules European court.
Websites that retransmit live TV over the internet without permission from broadcasters are in breach of copyright, Europe's highest court has ruled in a judgment with wide ranging implications.
The landmark ruling published on Thursday by the European court of justice (ECJ) means that dozens of sites showing live TV in the UK, including the London-based TVCatchup.com, must now get rights clearance from broadcasters. Legal experts said the decision was likely to spark a renewed clampdown by rights holders against similar sites, many of which show live sport. The case was brought by ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 against TVCatchup.com, which streams free-to-air shows from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. The ECJ decided that the website, which carries pre-roll advertising before shows, was in breach of a 2001 law that describes the original broadcasters as "authors" of the programming, giving them the exclusive right to approve or restrict its use. 1. 2. 3.