11 Feb 2019 | News

New post from J. B. Nordemann on Kluwer`s Copyright Blog

Prof. Dr. Jan Bernd Nordemann contributed a new post on Kluwer´s Copyright Blog on 21.01.2019, which is titled „The German press publishers’ right before the CJEU – will it survive?“

Nordemann explains the Advocate General’s opinion in VG Media/Google (C‑299/17) and gives some extra background in the pending CJEU case. Nordemann states: „It would be frustrating, not only for press publishers, to see the Landgericht Berlin case (now pending before the CJEU) lost due to formal mistakes made during the German legislative process. In particular, it will be interesting to see how the competition law case concerning abuse of Google’s dominant position progresses. Probably, Google cannot be forced into taking a licence and to use the new related press publishers right. But does Google violate competition law if it forces press publishers into free licences?“

Discover the complete blog entry following this link.