Judgment of the Court (Seventh Chamber), 11 September 2014

Sotiris Papasavvas v O Fileleftheros Dimosia Etaireia Ltd and Others

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Eparchiako Dikastirio Lefkosias

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Directive 2000/31/EC — Scope — Defamation proceedings

Case C‑291/13


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
31/10/2014 Papasavvas
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2014:2209
11/09/2014 Papasavvas
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2014:2209
11/09/2014 Papasavvas
Application (OJ)
05/07/2013 Papasavvas
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Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

Request for a preliminary ruling – Eparkhiako Dikastirio Lefkosias – Interpretation of Articles 2, 12, 13 and 14 of Directive 2000/31/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) – Field of application – Defamation proceedings – Defamation by the press, carried out by disseminating the information at issue on a newspaper publisher’s website

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.11 null
      4.11.11.02
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.11 null
      4.11.11.02
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.11 null
      4.11.11.02
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.11 null
      4.11.11.02


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • TFEU, Article 57 : paragraph 29
  • TFEU, Article 288 -L3 : paragraph 56
  • Directive 98/34 -A01P2 : paragraphs 8, 20, 27
  • Directive 2000/31 : paragraphs 1, 31, 33, 36, 42, 55
  • Directive 2000/31 -A02LA : paragraphs 1, 8, 20, 26 - 28, 30
  • Directive 2000/31 -A02LB : paragraphs 1, 8, 49
  • Directive 2000/31 -A03P1 : paragraphs 1, 9, 32
  • Directive 2000/31 -A03P2 : paragraphs 1, 9, 34, 35
  • Directive 2000/31 -A12 : paragraphs 1, 11, 20, 37, 38, 45 - 52, 57
  • Directive 2000/31 -A13 : paragraphs 1, 12, 20, 37, 38, 45 - 52, 57
  • Directive 2000/31 -A14 : paragraphs 1, 13, 20, 37, 38, 41, 45 - 52, 57
  • Directive 2000/31 -C18 : paragraphs 1, 4, 28
  • Directive 2000/31 -C42 : paragraphs 1, 6, 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -14/83 : paragraph 56
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -152/84 : paragraph 54
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -352/85 : paragraph 29
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -106/89 : paragraph 56
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -91/92 : paragraph 54
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -236/08 : paragraphs 40 - 43
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -324/09 : paragraphs 41, 42, 44

Operative part

  • Interprets : Directive 2000/31
  • Interprets : Directive 2000/31 -A02LA
  • Interprets : Directive 2000/31 -A12
  • Interprets : Directive 2000/31 -A13
  • Interprets : Directive 2000/31 -A14

Opinion

Information not available


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 27/05/2013

Date of the Opinion

Information not available

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

11/09/2014


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 409 from 17.11.2014, p.14

Application: OJ C 207 from 20.07.2013, p.33

Name of the parties

Papasavvas

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Simon, Denys: Services d'information en ligne, Europe 2014 Novembre nº 11 p.47-48 (FR)
  2. Thiele, Clemens: Haftung des Betreibers einer Online-Zeitung als Content Provider, MR-Int : Internationale Rundschau zum Medienrecht, IP- & IT-Recht 2015 p.40 (DE)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Eparchiako Dikastirio Lefkosias (Tribunal de district de Nicosie) - Cyprus

Subject-matter

  • Freedom of establishment
  • Freedom to provide services
  • Approximation of laws
  • Intellectual, industrial and commercial property

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

septième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Bonichot

Advocate General

Jääskinen

Language(s) of the Case

  • Greek

Language(s) of the Opinion

    Information not available