Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

Composed by co-authors John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie in 1934, the rights to the song ‘Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town’ were assigned to Leo Feist’s music publishing company, one of the largest publishers of popular music at that time. Pursuant to the...
Watch your pics on Netflix

Watch your pics on Netflix

A photographer from Montana filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Netflix accusing the American media services provider of illegally using his photo of a supercell thunderstorm for the trailer of the hit show ‘Stranger Things’. Sean R. Heavey discovered in...
Overview on the concept of CTTP

Overview on the concept of CTTP

The fragmented approach of the EU Copyright law harmonisation leaves room for interpretation by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to guide national courts. The best example illustrating how the definition and the scope of a legal concept can evolve...
About chips, cards and pirates

About chips, cards and pirates

What is the legality of circumvention devices (mod chips, flash cards, game copiers) for video games and consoles in Europe (and around the world)? At the center of this global topic is the interaction between the creator of the video game and its user (the gamer)....