Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber), 10 April 2014

ACI Adam BV and Others v Stichting de Thuiskopie and Stichting Onderhandelingen Thuiskopie vergoeding

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Hoge Raad der Nederlanden

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Intellectual property — Copyright and related rights — Harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society — Directive 2001/29/EC — Article 5(2)(b) and (5) — Reproduction right — Exceptions and limitations — Reproduction for private use — Lawful nature of the origin of the copy — Directive 2004/48/EC — Scope

Case C‑435/12


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
16/05/2014 ACI Adam and Others
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2014:254
10/04/2014 ACI Adam and Others
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2014:254
10/04/2014 ACI Adam and Others
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2014:1
09/01/2014 ACI Adam and Others
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Application (OJ)
07/12/2012 ACI Adam and Others
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Reports of Cases

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Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Hoge Raad der Nederlanden – Netherlands – Interpretation of Article 5(2) 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) and of Article 14 of Directive 2004/48/CE 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) – Reproduction right – Exceptions and limitations – Enforcement of intellectual property rights – Legal costs – Scope

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.01 Directives concerning approximation of law
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.01 Directives concerning approximation of law
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.01 Directives concerning approximation of law


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Directive 2001/29 : paragraphs 1, 59
  • Directive 2001/29 -A01 : paragraphs 1, 7, 60
  • Directive 2001/29 -A02 : paragraphs 1, 4, 21
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05 : paragraphs 1, 5, 33, 34
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P2 : paragraphs 1, 5, 19 - 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 42, 43, 46, 47, 56, 58, 63
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P5 : paragraphs 1, 5, 19, 20, 24 - 26, 39, 42, 58
  • Directive 2001/29 -A06 : paragraphs 1, 6, 42, 46
  • Directive 2001/29 -C22 : paragraphs 1, 3, 36
  • Directive 2001/29 -C31 : paragraphs 1, 3, 53
  • Directive 2001/29 -C32 : paragraphs 1, 3, 33
  • Directive 2001/29 -C44 : paragraphs 1, 3, 27
  • Directive 2004/48 : paragraphs 1, 59, 61, 64, 65
  • Directive 2004/48 -A01 : paragraphs 1, 7, 60
  • Directive 2004/48 -A02P1 : paragraphs 1, 8, 62
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -5/08 : paragraph 22
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -467/08 : paragraphs 49 - 52
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -462/09 : paragraphs 51, 52
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -180/11 : paragraphs 61, 62
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -457/11 : paragraphs 43, 44

Operative part

  • Interprets : Directive 2001/29 -A05P2LB
  • Interprets : Directive 2001/29 -A05P5
  • Interprets : Directive 2004/48

Opinion

  • Directive 91/250 : point 69
  • Directive 92/100 -A10P3 : point 46
  • Secondary Legislation - Document published in the OJ C series- 31992Y0528(01) -PT1 : point 5
  • Decision 94/800 : point 6
  • Directive 96/9 : point 69
  • Directive 96/9 -A06 : point 69
  • Directive 96/9 -C49 : point 69
  • Directive 96/9 -C51 : point 69
  • Decision 2000/278 : point 6
  • Directive 2001/29 : points 1, 3, 26, 60 - 64, 71
  • Directive 2001/29 -A02 : points 38, 53, 57, 61
  • Directive 2001/29 -A03 : point 76
  • Directive 2001/29 -A03P1 : point 57
  • Directive 2001/29 -A04 : point 76
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05 : points 28, 29, 50, 51, 57, 61, 78, 79, 84, 92
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P1 : point 46
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P2 : points 19, 46
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P2LB : points 1, 7, 19, 23 - 25, 37, 39, 45 - 54, 62, 71, 90
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P2LD : point 57
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P3 : point 46
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P3LD : point 66
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P3LE : point 67
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P4 : point 46
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P5 : points 7, 19, 23, 25, 37, 45 - 55, 64, 72, 83
  • Directive 2001/29 -A06P4 : point 68
  • Directive 2001/29 -A06P4L1 : point 68
  • Directive 2001/29 -A06P4L2 : point 48
  • Directive 2001/29 -C15 : point 60
  • Directive 2001/29 -C21 : points 7, 58, 61
  • Directive 2001/29 -C22 : point 7
  • Directive 2001/29 -C32 : points 7, 41, 61, 82
  • Directive 2001/29 -C35 : point 62
  • Directive 2001/29 -C38 : points 7, 52, 61, 62
  • Directive 2001/29 -C39 : points 7, 61
  • Directive 2001/29 -C44 : points 7, 47
  • Directive 2001/29 -C52 : points 7, 48
  • Directive 2004/48 : points 7, 85 - 91
  • Directive 2004/48 -A02P1 : point 88
  • Directive 2004/48 -A14 : points 7, 30, 85 - 92
  • Commission - COM Document (Draft Legislation) - 51997PC0628 : point 47
  • Commission - COM Document (Draft Legislation) - 51999PC0250 : point 47
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -283/81 : point 58
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -292/82 : point 58
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -327/82 : point 58
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -341/95 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -287/98 : point 58
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -13/00 : point 5
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -245/00 : point 57
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -479/04 : point 60
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -306/05 : points 57, 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -275/06 : point 78
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -456/06 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -467/08 : points 3, 74
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -5/08 : points 57 - 59, 71
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -403/08 : point 57
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -467/08 : points 1, 41, 43, 57, 58
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -462/09 : point 74
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -406/09 : points 88, 89
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -462/09 : points 1, 42, 46, 54
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -271/10 : point 57
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -277/10 : points 1, 71
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -283/10 : points 57, 58
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -510/10 : points 1, 57, 58, 60
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -128/11 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -180/11 : points 88, 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -457/11 : point 1
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -476/11 : point 71
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -546/11 : point 71
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -583/11 : point 58
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -314/12 : point 2
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -370/12 : point 58
  • 62012CN0463 : point 2


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 26/09/2012

Date of the Opinion

  • 09/01/2014

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

10/04/2014


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 175 from 10.06.2014, p.7

Application: OJ C 399 from 22.12.2012, p.10

Name of the parties

ACI Adam and Others

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Tonninger, Bernhard ; Albrecht, Markus: Die Vergütungspflicht für Computer-Festplatten im Lichte der jüngsten Judikatur, Ecolex 2014 p.541-543 (DE)
  2. Müller, Carl Christian ; Rößner, Sören: Urheberrecht: Keine Anwendung der Privatkopieausnahme bei Anfertigung auf Grundlage unrechtmäßiger Quellen, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2014 p.504-505 (DE)
  3. Lauber-Rönsberg, Anne: Zeitschrift für Urheber- und Medienrecht 2014 p.578-580 (DE)
  4. Walter, Michel M.: Problematik der unrechtmäßigen Quelle (Vorlage), MR-Int : Internationale Rundschau zum Medienrecht, IP- & IT-Recht 2014 p.46-48 (DE)
  5. Zemann, Adolf: Keine Privatkopien von unrechtmäßigen Vorlagen, Ecolex 2014 p.727 (DE)
  6. Shahid, M.: Downloadverbod; einde illegaal downloadgenot? - Het arrest ACI Adam BV e.a. inzake de thuiskopievergoeding, Nederlands tijdschrift voor Europees recht 2014 p.211-215 (NL)
  7. Frolova, Kateryna: Auteurswhat? Dutch Copyright Law not Tolerated by the CJEU: ACI Adam BV and Others v Stichting de Thuiskopie and Stichting Onderhandelingen Thuiskopie vergoeding (C-435/12), European Intellectual Property Review 2014 p.738-743 (EN)
  8. Rosati, Eleonora: Copyright: Private copying exception may only apply to reproductions from licensed sources, Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice 2014 p.710-711 (EN)
  9. Anemaet, L.: Intellectuele eigendom, Tijdschrift voor consumentenrecht en handelspraktijken 2014 p.308-311 (NL)
  10. Simon, Denys: Droits d'auteurs et droits voisins, Europe 2014 Juin nº 6 p.37-38 (FR)
  11. Mezei, Péter ; Hajdú, Nóra: Az Európai Unió Bíróságának ACI Adam döntése a jogellenes forrásból történő másolatkészítés után fizetendő jogdíjak egyes kérdéseiről, Európai jog 2014 5. szám p.33-47 (HU)
  12. Leistner, Matthias: Die deutsche Privatkopieausnahme nach den ACI Adam- und Copydan Båndkopi-Urteilen des EuGH, Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht INT 2015 p.681-686 (DE)
  13. Hildebrand, Angela: Die Bedeutung der EuGH-Urteile »ACI Adam« und »GS Media« für die deutsche Privatkopieschranke, Zeitschrift für Urheber- und Medienrecht 2017 p.16-23 (DE)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Hoge Raad der Nederlanden - Netherlands

Subject-matter

  • Approximation of laws
  • Intellectual, industrial and commercial property
  • - Copyright and related rights

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

quatrième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Malenovský

Advocate General

Cruz Villalón

Language(s) of the Case

  • Dutch

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French