‘How much protection for computer programs? The opinion of AG Szpunar in C-159/23 Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Case C-159/23 Sony Computer Entertainment Europe revolves around the scope of protection of computer programs under the 2009 Software Directive. The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) will respond to two preliminary questions posed by the German Supreme Court. The detailed background of the case was discussed in a previous post. To summarize, the central issue is whether changes made only to the content of variables stored in a computer’s working memory are alterations of the program covered by the exclusive right from Article 4(1)(b) of the Software Directive … (more)

[Bohdan Widła, Kluwer Copyright Blog, 8 July 2024]

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