Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber), 9 February 2012

Martin Luksan v Petrus van der Let

Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Handelsgericht Wien

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Approximation of laws — Intellectual property — Copyright and related rights — Directives 93/83/EEC, 2001/29/EC, 2006/115/EC and 2006/116/EC — Sharing of the rights to exploit a cinematographic work, by contract, between the principal director and the producer of the work — National legislation allotting those rights, exclusively and by operation of law, to the film producer — Possibility of departing from that rule by an agreement between the parties — Subsequent rights to remuneration

Case C‑277/10


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Judgment (OJ)
02/03/2012 Luksan
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2012:65
09/02/2012 Luksan
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2012:65
09/02/2012 Luksan
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2011:545
06/09/2011 Luksan
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Application (OJ)
11/09/2010 Luksan
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Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Handelsgericht Wien – Interpretation of Article 2(2), (5) and (6) and Article 4 of Council Directive 92/100/EEC of 19 November 1992 on rental right and lending right and on certain rights related to copyright in the field of intellectual property (OJ 1992 L 346, p. 61), of Articles 1(5) and 2 of Council Directive 93/83/EEC of 27 September 1993 on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and rights related to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission (OJ 1993 L 248, p. 15), of Articles 2, 3 and 5(2)(b) 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 2(1) of Directive 2006/116/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights (OJ 2006 L 372, p. 12) – Sharing of exploitation rights of a cinematographic work, by way of contract, between the author and the producer of the work – National legislation attributing all those rights to the producer

Systematic classification scheme

1.
6 External policy
  6.07 International agreements
    6.07.05 Observance of prior international agreements concluded by Member States
      6.07.05.00 General
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
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

  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 17 -P1 : paragraph 68
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 17 -P2 : paragraph 71
  • TFEU, Article 351 : paragraph 58
  • TFEU, Article 351 -L1 : paragraph 61
  • Directive 92/100 : paragraphs 43, 103
  • Directive 92/100 -A02P2 : paragraph 36
  • Directive 92/100 -A02P5 : paragraphs 36, 73, 86
  • Directive 92/100 -A02P6 : paragraphs 36, 75, 86
  • Directive 92/100 -A04 : paragraph 36
  • Directive 92/100 -A04P2 : paragraph 102
  • Directive 93/83 -A01 : paragraphs 37, 72
  • Directive 93/83 -A01P5 : paragraphs 6, 36, 39
  • Directive 93/83 -A02 : paragraphs 7, 36, 37, 50, 60, 72
  • Directive 93/83 -C15 : paragraph 102
  • Directive 93/83 -CH2 : paragraph 38
  • Directive 93/98 -A02P1 : paragraph 36
  • Directive 2001/29 : paragraphs 41, 48, 60, 67, 71, 103 - 105
  • Directive 2001/29 -A01P2 : paragraph 9
  • Directive 2001/29 -A02 : paragraphs 10, 37, 38, 47, 51, 60, 72
  • Directive 2001/29 -A02LA : paragraph 90
  • Directive 2001/29 -A02LD : paragraph 91
  • Directive 2001/29 -A03 : paragraphs 11, 37, 38, 47, 52, 60, 72
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P2LB : paragraphs 12, 36, 88 - 95, 99 - 101, 106, 108
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P5 : paragraph 12
  • Directive 2001/29 -C10 : paragraphs 8, 83
  • Directive 2001/29 -C11 : paragraph 8
  • Directive 2001/29 -C20 : paragraphs 8, 43
  • Directive 2001/29 -C31 : paragraph 8
  • Directive 2001/29 -C35 : paragraph 8
  • Directive 2001/29 -C5 : paragraphs 8, 84
  • Directive 2001/29 -C9 : paragraphs 8, 66
  • Directive 2006/115 : paragraphs 13, 77, 79, 82, 103
  • Directive 2006/115 -A02 : paragraphs 37, 38, 72
  • Directive 2006/115 -A02P2 : paragraphs 15, 40, 47
  • Directive 2006/115 -A03 : paragraphs 16, 37, 38, 72
  • Directive 2006/115 -A03P4 : paragraphs 73, 74, 86
  • Directive 2006/115 -A03P5 : paragraphs 75, 86
  • Directive 2006/115 -A05P1 : paragraph 17
  • Directive 2006/115 -A05P2 : paragraphs 17, 102
  • Directive 2006/115 -C12 : paragraphs 14, 102
  • Directive 2006/115 -C5 : paragraphs 14, 78
  • Directive 2006/116 : paragraph 45
  • Directive 2006/116 -A02 : paragraphs 20, 37, 72
  • Directive 2006/116 -A02P1 : paragraph 44
  • Directive 2006/116 -A02P2 : paragraph 46
  • Directive 2006/116 -C5 : paragraph 19
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -324/93 : paragraphs 61, 62
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -124/95 : paragraphs 61, 62
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -61/05 : paragraph 83
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -403/08 : paragraphs 43, 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -462/09 : paragraph 106
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -271/10 : paragraph 103

Operative part

  • Interprets : Directive 93/83 -A01
  • Interprets : Directive 93/83 -A02
  • Interprets : Directive 2001/29 -A02
  • Interprets : Directive 2001/29 -A03
  • Interprets : Directive 2001/29 -A05P2LB
  • Interprets : Directive 2006/115 -A02
  • Interprets : Directive 2006/115 -A03
  • Interprets : Directive 2006/116 -A02

Opinion

  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 17 : points 6, 128
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 17 -P1 : points 131 - 133, 163, 179
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 17 -P2 : point 129
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 52 : point 131
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 52 -P1 : point 133
  • TFEU, Article 288 -L3 : point 164
  • Directive 92/100 : point 20
  • Directive 92/100 -A02 : point 19
  • Directive 92/100 -A02P2 : point 44
  • Directive 92/100 -A02P5 : point 44
  • Directive 92/100 -A02P6 : point 44
  • Directive 92/100 -A04 : point 44
  • Directive 93/83 : points 84, 110
  • Directive 93/83 -A01P5 : points 8, 44, 85, 94, 129, 179
  • Directive 93/83 -A02 : points 3, 9, 44, 85, 99, 102, 179
  • Directive 93/83 -A02P1 : points 88, 129
  • Directive 93/83 -A04 : points 10, 108, 109
  • Directive 93/83 -C24 : point 7
  • Directive 93/83 -C25 : points 7, 109
  • Directive 93/83 -C26 : points 7, 109
  • Directive 93/83 -C35 : point 109
  • Directive 93/98 : point 13
  • Directive 93/98 -A02 : point 12
  • Directive 93/98 -A02P1 : point 44
  • Directive 93/98 -C4 : point 11
  • Directive 2001/29 : points 84, 88, 90, 97, 122
  • Directive 2001/29 -A01P2 : points 15, 92
  • Directive 2001/29 -A02 : points 3, 16, 44, 86, 87, 93, 98, 99, 102, 107, 145, 179
  • Directive 2001/29 -A02LA : points 161 - 163, 165, 167, 172, 173, 176, 177, 179
  • Directive 2001/29 -A02LD : points 161, 172
  • Directive 2001/29 -A03 : points 3, 17, 44, 86, 87, 93, 98, 99, 107, 179
  • Directive 2001/29 -A03P1 : point 102
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P2LB : points 4, 18, 44, 145, 157, 158, 160 - 167, 170 - 179
  • Directive 2001/29 -C10 : point 133
  • Directive 2001/29 -C20 : points 14, 91
  • Directive 2001/29 -C9 : points 129, 133
  • Directive 2006/115 : points 20, 109, 120, 122
  • Directive 2006/115 -A02 : point 21
  • Directive 2006/115 -A02P2 : point 94
  • Directive 2006/115 -A02P5 : point 147
  • Directive 2006/115 -A02P6 : point 147
  • Directive 2006/115 -A03P4 : points 22, 116 - 118, 123, 137, 166, 174
  • Directive 2006/115 -A03P5 : points 22, 116 - 118, 123, 137, 166, 174
  • Directive 2006/115 -A04 : point 147
  • Directive 2006/115 -A05 : point 174
  • Directive 2006/115 -A05P1 : point 23
  • Directive 2006/115 -A05P2 : point 23
  • Directive 2006/115 -A05P3 : point 23
  • Directive 2006/115 -C24 : point 133
  • Directive 2006/115 -C5 : point 130
  • Directive 2006/116 : points 13, 91, 92, 120, 122
  • Directive 2006/116 -A02P1 : points 2, 87, 93 - 96, 98, 102, 103, 107, 110, 179
  • Directive 2006/116 -A02P2 : point 95
  • Directive 2006/116 -A06 : point 97
  • Directive 2006/116 -C11 : point 133
  • Directive 2006/116 -C5 : points 101, 103, 108, 130
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -467/08 : point 178
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -145/10 : point 97


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 03/06/2010

Date of the Opinion

  • 06/09/2011

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

09/02/2012


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 246 from 11.09.2010, p.18

Judgment: OJ C 80 from 17.03.2012, p.4

Name of the parties

Luksan

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Walter, Michel M.: Filmurheberrecht - cessio legis, Medien und Recht 2012 p.29-33 (DE)
  2. Idot, Laurence: Réalisation et production de films, Europe 2012 Avril Comm. nº 4 p.27-28 (FR)
  3. Obergfell, Eva Inés: Originäre Verwertungsrechte des Hauptregisseurs als Filmurheber, Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht 2012 p.494-496 (DE)
  4. Flechsig, Norbert P.: Vorausabtretung gesetzlicher Vergütungsansprüche, Multimedia und Recht 2012 p.293-300 (DE)
  5. Derieux, Emmanuel: Titularité et partage des droits sur une oeuvre cinématographique. Droits du réalisateur et du producteur, Droit de l'immatériel : informatique, médias, communication 2012 nº 82 p.47-51 (FR)
  6. Le Roy, Marc: Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur les droits d'exploitation d'une oeuvre cinématographique (sans jamais oser le demander)..., Droit de l'immatériel : informatique, médias, communication 2012 nº 82 p.52-55 (FR)
  7. Kyprouli, Konstantia P.: Dikaio Meson Enimerosis & Epikoinonias 2012 p.292-295 (EL)
  8. Seignette, Jacqueline M.B.: Intellectuele eigendom & Reclamerecht 2012 p.430-432 (NL)
  9. Kabel, J.J.C.: De betekenis van het arrest Luksan / Van der Let voor het Nederlands auteursrecht: Commentaar bij Hof van Justitie EU 9 februari 2012, C-277/10, AMI: Tijdschrift voor auteurs-, media & informatierecht 2012 p.195-201 (NL)
  10. Tinç, Mehmet: L'Europe des libertés: revue d'actualité juridique 2012 nº 38 p.59-60 (FR)
  11. Tinç, Mehmet: Jurisprudence de la Cour de justice de l'Union européenne en matière de droits fondamentaux, L'Europe des libertés: revue d'actualité juridique 2012 nº 39/40 p.65-66 (FR)
  12. Hugenholtz, P.B.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2013 nº 196 (NL)
  13. Walter, Michel M.: Zur Reform des österreichischen Filmurheberrechts, Medien und Recht 2013 p.73-81 (DE)
  14. Reis, Leonhard: Filmurheberrecht: Was kommt nach der cessio legis?, Medien und Recht 2013 p.21-24 (DE)
  15. Drobež, Eneja: Prenos avtorskih pravic s strani delodajalca na tretje osebe, Pravna praksa 2013 nº 46 p.14-16 (SL)
  16. Holzweber, Stefan: Die kollektive wahrnehmung der Kabelweitersenderechte nach der Luksan/van der Let-Entscheidung des EuGH sowie der Urheberrechts-Novelle 2015, Österreichische Blätter für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht 2015 p.256-265 (DE)
  17. Kraft, Nikolaus: Die Beteiligung der Verleger an gesetzlichen Vergütungsansprüchen, Medien und Recht 2015 Heft 4 p.1-18 (DE)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Handelsgericht Wien - Austria

Subject-matter

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

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

troisième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Malenovský

Advocate General

Trstenjak

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • German