European Court of Justice

Vivendi and Mediaset move towards talks following ECJ ruling

Vivendi CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine and Mediaset opposite number Pier Silvio Berlusconi are expected to resume contact imminently after Vivendi secured the overturning of an Italian media law that prevented it from exercising its full voting rights as a shareholder in the Italian group, according to press reports. According to Reuters, citing unnamed sources, an […]

EU media outfits ‘jointly responsible’ for data on Facebook fan pages

Broadcasters and media groups in the EU, along with other organisations, will be held jointly responsible for protecting visitors’ personal data on Facebook fan pages following a ruling by the European Court of Justice. The court ruling follows a case in Germany where the data protection regulator ordered an educational company to close a fan […]

Mediaset hails European court ruling in cloud DVR case

The EU Court of Justice has ruled that making copies of TV programmes available via the cloud is a “communication to the public” and must be authorised by the copyright holder. In a case that pitted Italian broadcaster Mediaset against UK-based online TV provider VCAST, the court ruled that the 2001 EU copyright directive overrode […]

European court of justice rules against Pirate Bay

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that sites like The Pirate Bay still infringe copyright, despite not directly hosting pirated content. In a ruling made yesterday, the court said that even if copyrighted content is placed online by the users of the file-sharing platform, the operators of the service “play an […]