Request for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesgerichtshof (Germany) lodged on 29 March 2019 — Constantin Film Verleih GmbH v YouTube LLC, Google Inc.

(Case C-264/19)

Language of the case: German

Referring court


Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Constantin Film Verleih GmbH

Defendants: YouTube LLC, Google Inc.

Questions referred

Do the addresses of the producers, manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and other previous holders of the goods or services, as well as the intended wholesalers and retailers, mentioned in Article 8(2)(a) of Directive 2004/48/EC 1 and covered, as appropriate, by the information referred to in Article 8(1) of Directive 2004/48/EC, also include

(a)    the email addresses of service users and/or

(b)    the telephone numbers of service users and/or

(c)    the IP addresses used by service users to upload infringing files, together with the precise point in time at which such uploading took place?

If the answer to Question 1(c) is in the affirmative:

Does the information to be provided under Article 8(2)(a) of Directive 2004/48/EC also cover the IP address that a user, who has previously uploaded infringing files, last used to access his or her Google/YouTube user account, together with the precise point in time at which access took place, irrespective of whether any infringement was committed when that account was last accessed?


1 Directive 2004/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights (OJ 2004 L 157, p. 45).