Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 29 January 2008.

Productores de Música de España (Promusicae) v Telefónica de España SAU.

Reference for a preliminary ruling: Juzgado de lo Mercantil nº 5 de Madrid - Spain.

Information society - Obligations of providers of services - Retention and disclosure of certain traffic data - Obligation of disclosure - Limits - Protection of the confidentiality of electronic communications - Compatibility with the protection of copyright and related rights - Right to effective protection of intellectual property.

Case C-275/06.


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
08/03/2008 Promusicae
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2008:54
29/01/2008 Promusicae
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2008:54
29/01/2008 Promusicae
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Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2007:454
18/07/2007 Promusicae
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
02/09/2006 Promusicae
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Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

2008 I-00271

Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Juzgado de lo Mercantil no 5, Madrid, Spain – Interpretation of Articles 15 (2) and 18 of Directive 2001/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2000 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal Market (OJ 2000 L 178, p. 1), Article 8 (1) and (2) 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 Article 8 of Directive 2004/48/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 29 April 2004 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights (OJ 2004 L 157, p. 45) – Treatment of data generated by communications made in the context of the supply of an information society service – Duty of operators of electronic communications networks and services, providers of telecommunications network access and providers of data storage services to retain and make available such data – Not where civil proceedings are concerned.

Systematic classification scheme

1.
A The Community legal order
  A-01 Sources of Community law
    A-01.02 General principles of law
      A-01.02.01 Fundamental rights
        A-01.02.01.00 General
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-11 Approximation of laws
    B-11.10 Enforcement of intellectual property rights
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-11 Approximation of laws
    B-11.11 Information and communication technologies
      B-11.11.02 Information society
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-25 International agreements
    B-25.07 GATT and WTO


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • EC Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 234 : paragraphs 36, 38
  • EU Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 6 -P1 : paragraph 69
  • EU Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 6 -P2 : paragraph 69
  • Decision 94/800 -A41 : paragraph 60
  • Decision 94/800 -A41P1 : paragraph 3
  • Decision 94/800 -A41P2 : paragraph 3
  • Decision 94/800 -A42 : paragraphs 4, 60
  • Decision 94/800 -A47 : paragraphs 5, 60
  • Directive 95/46 : paragraphs 44, 66
  • Directive 95/46 -A02 : paragraph 16
  • Directive 95/46 -A02LA : paragraph 45
  • Directive 95/46 -A02LB : paragraph 45
  • Directive 95/46 -A03 : paragraph 17
  • Directive 95/46 -A07 : paragraph 18
  • Directive 95/46 -A08 : paragraph 19
  • Directive 95/46 -A13 : paragraph 20
  • Directive 95/46 -A13P1 : paragraphs 49, 53
  • Directive 2000/31 : paragraphs 1, 41 - 42, 70
  • Directive 2000/31 -A01 : paragraph 6
  • Directive 2000/31 -A01P5LB : paragraph 57
  • Directive 2000/31 -A12 : paragraph 44
  • Directive 2000/31 -A15 : paragraph 7
  • Directive 2000/31 -A15P2 : paragraphs 34, 59
  • Directive 2000/31 -A18 : paragraphs 8, 34, 59
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2000) -A07 : paragraph 64
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2000) -A08 : paragraph 64
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2000) -A17 : paragraphs 41, 61
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2000) -A17P2 : paragraphs 1, 34
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2000) -A47 : paragraphs 1, 34, 41, 61
  • Directive 2001/29 : paragraphs 1, 41 - 42, 70
  • Directive 2001/29 -A01P1 : paragraph 9
  • Directive 2001/29 -A08 : paragraph 10
  • Directive 2001/29 -A08P1 : paragraphs 34, 59
  • Directive 2001/29 -A08P2 : paragraphs 34, 59
  • Directive 2001/29 -A09 : paragraphs 11, 57
  • Directive 2002/58 : paragraphs 44 - 46, 54, 66, 70
  • Directive 2002/58 -A01 : paragraph 21
  • Directive 2002/58 -A02 : paragraph 22
  • Directive 2002/58 -A02L1 : paragraph 45
  • Directive 2002/58 -A03 : paragraph 23
  • Directive 2002/58 -A05 : paragraphs 24, 50
  • Directive 2002/58 -A05P1 : paragraphs 47, 52
  • Directive 2002/58 -A06 : paragraph 25
  • Directive 2002/58 -A06P1 : paragraph 47
  • Directive 2002/58 -A06P2 : paragraphs 47, 48
  • Directive 2002/58 -A06P3 : paragraphs 47, 48
  • Directive 2002/58 -A06P5 : paragraphs 47, 48
  • Directive 2002/58 -A06P6 : paragraph 48
  • Directive 2002/58 -A15 : paragraph 26
  • Directive 2002/58 -A15P1 : paragraphs 47, 49, 50, 53, 55, 69
  • Directive 2002/58 -A19 : paragraph 27
  • Directive 2002/58 -C2 : paragraph 64
  • Directive 2004/48 : paragraphs 1, 41, 42, 70
  • Directive 2004/48 -A01 : paragraph 12
  • Directive 2004/48 -A02 : paragraph 13
  • Directive 2004/48 -A03 : paragraph 14
  • Directive 2004/48 -A08 : paragraph 15
  • Directive 2004/48 -A08P1 : paragraph 58
  • Directive 2004/48 -A08P3LE : paragraphs 57, 58
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -300/98 -N47 : paragraph 60
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -101/01 -N24 : paragraph 45
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -101/01 -N43 : paragraph 51
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -101/01 -N82 : paragraph 66
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -101/01 -N84 : paragraph 67
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -101/01 -N87 : paragraph 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -154/04 -N126 : paragraph 62
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -479/04 -N65 : paragraph 62
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -506/04 -N34 : paragraph 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -506/04 -N35 : paragraph 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -338/04 -N36 : paragraph 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -217/05 -N16 : paragraph 36
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -217/05 -N17 : paragraph 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -305/05 -N28 : paragraph 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -392/05 -N64 : paragraph 42
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -431/05 -N35 : paragraph 60
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -432/05 -N37 : paragraph 62

Operative part

  • Interprets : Directive 2000/31
  • Interprets : Directive 2001/29
  • Interprets : Directive 2002/58
  • Interprets : Directive 2004/48

Opinion

  • EC Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 286 : point 22
  • Treaty of Nice 2001 - Protocol on the Statute of the Court of Justice -A23 : points 37, 82
  • Decision 94/800 -A41 : point 48
  • Decision 94/800 -A42 : point 48
  • Decision 94/800 -A47 : point 48
  • Directive 95/4 -A03P2T2 : point 57
  • Directive 95/46 : points 15, 39, 43, 45 - 46, 49 - 50, 59
  • Directive 95/46 -A02LA : point 61
  • Directive 95/46 -A02LB : point 62
  • Directive 95/46 -A06P1LB : points 78, 111
  • Directive 95/46 -A13P1 : points 21, 80, 84 - 88
  • Directive 95/46 -A13P1LG : points 84 - 86, 89
  • Directive 95/46 -A29 : point 22
  • Directive 97/66 : points 43, 87
  • Directive 97/66 -A06P4 : point 76
  • Directive 2000/31 : points 5, 125 - 126
  • Directive 2000/31 -A15P2 : points 7, 36
  • Directive 2000/31 -A18 : point 36
  • Directive 2000/31 -A18P1 : point 8
  • Directive 2000/31 -A1P5LB : points 6, 43
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2000) -A07 : point 51
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2000) -A08 : point 51
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2000) -A17P2 : point 36
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2000) -A47 : point 36
  • Directive 2001/29 -A08 : points 9, 125 - 126
  • Directive 2001/29 -A08P1 : points 36, 103, 118
  • Directive 2001/29 -A08P2 : point 36
  • Directive 2001/29 -A09 : points 10, 44
  • Regulation 45/2001 : point 22
  • Directive 2002/21 : point 59
  • Directive 2002/21 -A02LC : point 60
  • Directive 2002/58 : points 13, 23, 43, 46 - 47, 49 - 50, 58, 82, 125 - 126
  • Directive 2002/58 -A01P1 : points 14, 46
  • Directive 2002/58 -A01P2 : point 15
  • Directive 2002/58 -A02 : point 59
  • Directive 2002/58 -A02LB : points 16, 63
  • Directive 2002/58 -A03P1 : point 59
  • Directive 2002/58 -A05 : point 93
  • Directive 2002/58 -A05P1 : point 64
  • Directive 2002/58 -A06 : points 17, 67, 76, 78
  • Directive 2002/58 -A06P1 : points 18, 65, 68, 76, 80
  • Directive 2002/58 -A06P2 : points 65, 68 - 70, 76
  • Directive 2002/58 -A06P3 : points 65, 68, 71, 76
  • Directive 2002/58 -A06P5 : points 65, 68, 72, 76
  • Directive 2002/58 -A06P6 : points 75 - 76, 79
  • Directive 2002/58 -A15 : points 39, 67
  • Directive 2002/58 -A15P1 : points 18, 25, 64 - 65, 80, 82 - 86, 88, 90, 94, 99 - 102, 104, 107, 109, 112, 122
  • Directive 2002/58 -A19 : point 20
  • Directive 2002/58 -C2 : point 46
  • Directive 2002/58 -C11 : points 19, 100
  • Directive 2002/58 -C29 : point 72
  • Directive 2002/58 -A01 : point 21
  • Directive 2004/48 : points 46, 48, 125 - 126
  • Directive 2004/48 -A02P3 : points 12, 45
  • Directive 2004/48 -A08 : points 11, 36, 47 - 48, 110
  • Directive 2004/48 -A08P1 : point 47
  • Directive 2004/48 -A08P2 : point 47
  • Directive 2004/48 -A08P3LE : points 47, 110
  • Directive 2004/48 -A16 : points 103, 118
  • Directive 2004/48 -C9 : point 119
  • Directive 2006/24 : points 23, 82, 122, 124, 126 - 127
  • Directive 2006/24 -A01 : point 123
  • Directive 2006/24 -A04 : points 26, 123
  • Directive 2006/24 -A11 : point 25
  • Directive 2006/24 -A15 : point 24
  • Commission - COM Document (Draft Legislation) - 52005PC0438 : point 82
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -222/84 -N18 : point 55
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -222/84 -N19 : point 55
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -222/86 -N14 : point 55
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -265/87 -N15 : point 55
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -408/95 -N33 : point 82
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -200/96 -N21 : point 55
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -200/96 -N21 : point 55
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -200/96 -N26 : point 55
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -54/99 -N17 : point 104
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -50/00 -N39 : point 55
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/00 -N73 : point 51
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/00 -N74 : point 52
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/00 -N76 : point 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/00 -N77 : point 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/00 -N80 : point 54
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/00 -N83 : point 54
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -101/01 -N43 : point 101
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -101/01 -N46 : point 57
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -101/01 -N83 : points 56, 88
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -101/01 -N87 : point 83
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -397/01 -N108 : point 41
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -482/01 -N66 : point 104
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -350/02 -N71 : point 76
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -387/02 -N73 : point 41
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -105/03 -N31 : point 41
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -453/03 -N87 : point 55
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -3/04 -N14 : point 41
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -317/04 -N58 : point 101
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -317/04 -N58 : point 127
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -217/05 -N17 : point 41
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -432/05 -N37 : point 55
  • C2006/237/09 : point 82


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 26/06/2006

Date of the Opinion

  • 18/07/2007

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

29/01/2008


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 212 from 02.09.2006, p.19

Judgment: OJ C 64 from 08.03.2008, p.9

Name of the parties

Promusicae

Notes on Academic Writings

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  12. Derieux, Emmanuel: Le droit communautaire n'impose pas que les législations nationales prévoient l'obligation de communiquer des données à caractère personnel dans le cadre d'une procédure civile, La Semaine Juridique - édition générale 2008 II 10099 p.40-42 (FR)
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Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Juzgado de lo Mercantil nº 5 de Madrid - Spain

Subject-matter

  • Free movement of goods
  • Data protection

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

grande chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Malenovský

Advocate General

Kokott

Language(s) of the Case

  • Spanish

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • German