Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 16 July 2009.

Infopaq International A/S v Danske Dagblades Forening.

Reference for a preliminary ruling: Højesteret - Denmark.

Copyright - Information society - Directive 2001/29/EC - Articles 2 and 5 - Literary and artistic works - Concept of ‘reproduction’ - Reproduction ‘in part’ - Reproduction of short extracts of literary works - Newspaper articles - Temporary and transient reproductions - Technological process consisting in scanning of articles followed by conversion into text file, electronic processing of the reproduction, storage of part of that reproduction and printing out.

Case C-5/08.


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
12/09/2009 Infopaq International
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2009:465
16/07/2009 Infopaq International
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2009:465
16/07/2009 Infopaq International
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2009:89
12/02/2009 Infopaq International
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Application (OJ)
08/03/2008 Infopaq International
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Reports of Cases

2009 I-06569

Subject-matter

Preliminary ruling – Højesteret – Interpretation of Articles 2 and 5(1) and (5) of Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society (OJ 2001 L 167, p. 10) – Company the principal activity of which consists in drawing up summaries of newspaper articles by means of scanning – Storage of an extract from an article consisting of a search word and the five words both preceding and following it – Temporary acts of reproduction

Systematic classification scheme

1.
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-11 Approximation of laws and uniform laws
    B-11.01 Directives concerning approximation of law
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-11 Approximation of laws and uniform laws
    B-11.01 Directives concerning approximation of law


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Agreement with Third Countries or International Bodies - 21994A1223(17) -A09P1 : paragraph 3
  • Directive 91/250 -A01 : paragraph 6
  • Directive 91/250 -A01P3 : paragraph 35
  • Decision 94/800 : paragraph 3
  • Directive 96/9 -A03P1 : paragraphs 7, 35
  • Directive 2001/29 : paragraphs 30, 31, 36, 38, 44
  • Directive 2001/29 -A02 : paragraphs 26, 27, 29, 32, 42, 43, 47, 48, 51, 52, 54, 55, 72
  • Directive 2001/29 -A02LA : paragraphs 1, 9, 33, 37, 39, 47, 50
  • Directive 2001/29 -A03 : paragraph 29
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05 : paragraphs 1, 10, 52
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P1 : paragraphs 26, 53 - 55, 57, 59, 63, 64, 70, 72 - 74
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P5 : paragraphs 26, 58
  • Directive 2001/29 -C10 : paragraphs 8, 36, 40
  • Directive 2001/29 -C11 : paragraphs 8, 36, 40
  • Directive 2001/29 -C20 : paragraphs 8, 36
  • Directive 2001/29 -C21 : paragraphs 8, 28, 41, 58
  • Directive 2001/29 -C22 : paragraph 8
  • Directive 2001/29 -C31 : paragraph 8
  • Directive 2001/29 -C33 : paragraphs 8, 63
  • Directive 2001/29 -C4 : paragraphs 8, 36, 58
  • Directive 2001/29 -C6 : paragraphs 8, 28, 58
  • Directive 2001/29 -C9 : paragraphs 8, 36, 40
  • Directive 2006/116 -A06 : paragraphs 11, 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -245/00 : paragraph 27
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -476/01 : paragraph 56
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -36/05 : paragraph 56
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -306/05 : paragraphs 27, 29, 32

Operative part

  • Interprets : Directive 2001/29 -A02
  • Interprets : Directive 2001/29 -A05P1

Opinion

  • Directive 91/250 -C17 : point 49
  • Directive 2001/29 : points 48, 56, 57, 116, 118, 119, 124
  • Directive 2001/29 -A02 : points 2, 5, 7, 20, 50, 53 - 55, 57, 59, 61, 62, 114, 144
  • Directive 2001/29 -A03 : point 114
  • Directive 2001/29 -A03P1 : point 118
  • Directive 2001/29 -A03P2 : point 118
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05 : point 6
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P1 : points 2, 8, 20, 50, 63 - 68, 72 - 79, 82, 84, 86, 88 - 92, 94, 95, 98 - 108, 110, 111, 121 - 123, 125, 127 - 130, 132 - 134, 141, 142
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P1LB : point 107
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P2 : points 104, 105, 112 - 115, 120, 133, 134
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P2LB : points 107, 135
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P2LC : point 135
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P3 : points 104, 105, 112 - 115, 120, 133, 134
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P3LA : points 107, 135
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P3LB : point 135
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P3LC : points 116 - 119, 135, 136
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P3LD : point 116
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P3LE : point 135
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P4 : point 134
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P5 : points 2, 20, 50, 104, 105, 112, 113, 131 - 144
  • Directive 2001/29 -C10 : points 4, 57
  • Directive 2001/29 -C11 : point 4
  • Directive 2001/29 -C15 : point 48
  • Directive 2001/29 -C21 : point 4
  • Directive 2001/29 -C22 : point 4
  • Directive 2001/29 -C23 : point 118
  • Directive 2001/29 -C24 : point 118
  • Directive 2001/29 -C31 : point 4
  • Directive 2001/29 -C32 : point 115
  • Directive 2001/29 -C33 : points 4, 49, 66
  • Directive 2001/29 -C4 : points 4, 57
  • Directive 2001/29 -C44 : point 134
  • Directive 2001/29 -C5 : point 4
  • Directive 2001/29 -C9 : points 4, 57
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 1/94 : point 134
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -357/98 : point 56
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -245/00 : point 56
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -306/05 : points 56, 57


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 04/01/2008

Date of the Opinion

  • 12/02/2009

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

16/07/2009


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 64 from 08.03.2008, p.28

Judgment: OJ C 220 from 12.09.2009, p.7

Name of the parties

Infopaq International

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Marino, Laure: Florilège de notions communautaires en droit d'auteur, à partir du droit de reproduction et de l'exception de reproduction provisoire, La Semaine Juridique - édition générale 2009 nº 272 p.31-34 (FR)
  2. Idot, Laurence: Reproduction d'articles de presse, Europe 2009 Octobre Comm. nº 376 p.25 (FR)
  3. Stamatoudi, E.: Dikaio Meson Enimerosis & Epikoinonias 2009 p.432-434 (EL)
  4. Koelman, K.J.: AMI: Tijdschrift voor auteurs-, media & informatierecht 2009 p.204-205 (NL)
  5. Trabuco, Cláudia: Com onze palavrinhas apenas …: a reprodução temporária de obras e a actividade de press clipping - Acórdão do Tribunal de Justiça de 16.7.2009, Proc. C-5/08, Cadernos de Direito Privado 2009 nº 28 p.38-53 (PT)
  6. Schulze, Gernot: Schleichende Harmonisierung des urheberrechtlichen Werkbegriffs?, Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht 2009 p.1019-1022 (DE)
  7. Speyart, H.M.H.: Infopaq: het werkbegrip geharmoniseerd?, Nederlands tijdschrift voor Europees recht 2009 p.335-342 (NL)
  8. Grosheide, F. Willem: Intellectuele eigendom & Reclamerecht 2009 p.323-326 (NL)
  9. : AIDA - Annali italiani del diritto d'autore, della cultura e dello spettacolo (Ed. Giuffrè-Milano) 2009 p.440-441 (IT)
  10. Handig, Christian: Einfach originell ... muss eine Idee sein. - Die Schutzfähigkeit von Ideen nach dem UrhG, Österreichische Blätter für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht 2010 p.52-57 (DE)
  11. Derclaye, Estelle: Wonderful or Worrisome? The Impact of the ECJ ruling in Infopaq on UK Copright Law, European Intellectual Property Review 2010 Vol.32 Issue 5 p.247-251 (EN)
  12. Axhamn, Johan: EU-domstolen tolkar originalitetskriteriet och inskränkningen till förmån för vissa tillfälliga former av mångfaldigande, Nordiskt immateriellt rättsskydd 2010 p.339-353 (SV)
  13. Höppner, Thomas: Reproduction in Part of Online Articles in the Aftermath of Infopaq (C-5/08): Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd v Meltwater Holding BV [2010] EWHC 3099 (Ch), European Intellectual Property Review 2011 Vol. 33 Issue 5 p.331-333 (EN)
  14. Hugenholtz, P.B.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2011 nº 288 - 289 (NL)
  15. Anthimos, Apostolos: Armenopoulos 2011 p.1045-1046 (EL)
  16. Schlüter, Claudia: Harmonisierung ohne Harmonie? Das Infopaq v. DDF-Urteil des EuGH und der europäische Werkbegriff, Nourriture de l'esprit - Festschrift für Dieter Stauder (Ed. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft - Baden-Baden) 2011 p.239-249 (DE)
  17. Ras, Peter: Auteursrechtrevolutie: de gevolgen van het Infopaq-arrest van het Europese Hof van Justitie voor het auteursrechtelijke beschermingscriterium van Nederland, Engeland en Duitsland (Ed. Celsus - Tilburg) 2011 126 p. (NL)
  18. Beunen, A.C.: Geschriftenbescherming na het Football Dataco-arrest, AMI: Tijdschrift voor auteurs-, media & informatierecht 2012 p.149-153 (NL)
  19. Drobež, Eneja: Prenos avtorskih pravic s strani delodajalca na tretje osebe, Pravna praksa 2013 nº 46 p.14-16 (SL)
  20. Blomme, Peter: On the meaning of 'originality' required for the protection of authorial works, LANDMARK IP DECISIONS OF THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE 2008-2013 (Ed. Larcier - Brussels) 2014 p.34-40 (EN)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Højesteret - Denmark

Subject-matter

  • Approximation of laws
  • Intellectual, industrial and commercial property
  • - Copyright and related rights
  • Freedom of establishment
  • Freedom to provide services

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

quatrième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Malenovský

Advocate General

Trstenjak

Language(s) of the Case

  • Danish

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • Slovene