Can storage of unlicensed software be considered as copyright infringement? Part 2

In June 2016, we already covered a dispute between Microsoft and OOO “Elsi-Trek”. In essence, the American IT giant claimed compensation from OOO “Elsi-Trek” for violating copyright for software. The dispute began in early 2013 and was finally resolved by the end of 2016.

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Does compensation compensate or are right holders making a business out of that?

This Tuesday (on 12/13/2016) the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation (hereinafter –“CCRF”) adopted a resolution according to which the court may reduce the minimum amount of compensation whilst considering issues of compensation recovery. Continue reading “Does compensation compensate or are right holders making a business out of that?”

Musical work copyright – what is protected: lyrics and / or music?

We all listen to songs and do not ask ourselves whether the music and lyrics for those are an independent work. What if you have rights to both the music and lyrics for a music work, and someone uses only one of those? How to act in this situation – can you protect the rights for music and lyrics separately?

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