‘Thou shalt not sample … without permission!’

“On 12 December 2018 Advocate General (AG) Szpunar delivered his Opinion in Case C-476/17, Pelham. The case concerns the practice of sampling, ie the reproduction of minimal parts of a phonogram for the purposes of using it in another phonogram. As harmonized by EU law, the phonogram producer holds a related right of reproduction (Article 2(c) InfoSoc Directive) and a distribution right in relation to their phonograms (Article 9(1)(b) Rental and Lending Directive) …” (more)

[Joao Pedro Quintais, Kluwer Copyright Blog, 2 January]

First posted 2019-01-02 13:45:27

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