Tag Archives: CJEU

What makes an Electronic Communications Service? (Part 2)

On 13 June 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU“) published its ruling on the classification of Gmail in the EU following a request for a preliminary ruling from the German Courts. Gmail is a web-based email service, and is a type of “Over-The-Top” (“OTT”) service. The CJEU determined that Gmail is … Continue Reading

CJEU – General Retention of Traffic and Location Data is Incompatible with EU Law

On 21 December 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) issued a new ruling interpreting national laws in the UK and Sweden which obligate telecommunications operators to engage in the bulk collection of metadata associated with various forms of data communications transmissions.  The issues were referred to the CJEU by the UK and … Continue Reading

Ruling on where copyright holders can sue for online sales

This post is also available in Spanish. Copyright owners will welcome a recent ruling of Europe’s highest court which confirmed that they may bring proceedings in their home courts for online copyright infringement against infringers based elsewhere. This gives copyright holders the home advantage in terms of familiarity with language and court procedure and lower … Continue Reading