Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) of 21 April 2016

Austro-Mechana Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung mechanisch-musikalischer Urheberrechte Gesellschaft mbH v Amazon EU Sàrl and Others

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Oberster Gerichtshof

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 — Jurisdiction in civil and commercial matters — Article 5(3) — Concept of ‘tort, delict or quasi-delict’ — Directive 2001/29/EC — Harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society — Article 5(2)(b) — Reproduction right — Exceptions and limitations — Reproduction for private use — Fair compensation — Non-payment — Whether included in the scope of Article 5(3) of Regulation (EC) No 44/2001

Case C-572/14


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
27/05/2016 Austro-Mechana
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2016:286
21/04/2016 Austro-Mechana
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2016:286
21/04/2016 Austro-Mechana
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2016:90
17/02/2016 Austro-Mechana
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
20/02/2015 Austro-Mechana
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Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

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

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.01 Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments – Civil and commercial matters
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.09 Harmonised intellectual property rights
      4.11.09.03 Copyright and related rights


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

  • Interprets : Directive 2001/29 -A05P2LB
  • Interprets : Regulation 44/2001 -A05PT3

Opinion

  • Directive 2001/29 -A02 : points 6, 31
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P2 : point 7
  • Directive 2001/29 -A05P2LB : points 1, 19, 23, 27, 29, 32, 33, 35, 57, 60, 61, 79, 90, 91, 94
  • Regulation 44/2001 : point 3
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A02P1 : points 4, 54
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A05PT1 : point 5
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A05PT1LA : points 53, 56 - 59, 61, 91
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A05PT3 : points 1, 19, 23 - 26, 31, 51 - 53, 56, 62 - 65, 72, 76, 77, 82, 84, 87, 88, 91 - 94
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A05PT3 : point 5
  • Regulation 44/2001 -S2 : point 5
  • Regulation 1215/2012 -A80 : point 3
  • Brussels Convention 1968 : point 53
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A05PT1 : points 53, 59
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A05PT3 : points 53, 64, 66
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -21/76 -N16 : point 66
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -21/76 -N18 : point 64
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -21/76 -N24 : point 92
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -189/87 -N17 : point 56
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -18/02 -N32 : point 66
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -27/02 -N50 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -27/02 -N51 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -168/02 -N14 : point 55
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -168/02 -N16 : point 92
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -168/02 -N18 : point 66
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -133/11 -N38 : point 93
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -228/11 -N27 : point 93
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -419/11 -N46 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -419/11 -N47 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -457/11 -N31 : point 36
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -521/11 : points 37, 41
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -521/11 -N23 : points 34, 42
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -521/11 -N24 : point 43
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -521/11 -N25 : point 44
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -521/11 -N26 : point 45
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -521/11 -N27 : point 46
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -170/12 -N25 : point 55
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -170/12 -N47 : point 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -387/12 -N26 : point 55
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -387/12 -N40 : point 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -435/12 -N50 : point 36
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -435/12 -N51 : points 34, 42
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -435/12 -N52 : points 43, 44
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -463/12 -N22 : points 34, 42
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -463/12 -N23 : point 43
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -463/12 -N53 : point 44
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -548/12 -N19 : point 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -548/12 -N20 : point 56
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -375/13 -N39 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -375/13 -N44 : point 56
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -441/13 -N18 : point 92
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -441/13 -N38 : point 31


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 11/12/2014

Date of the Opinion

  • 17/02/2016

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

21/04/2016


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 211 from 13.06.2016, p.18

Application: OJ C 81 from 09.03.2015, p.5

Name of the parties

Austro-Mechana

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Idot, Laurence: Matière délictuelle ou quasi-délictuelle, Europe 2016 Juin Comm. nº 6 p.39 (FR)
  2. Nourissat, Cyril: Nature délictuelle de l'action visant à recouvrer une "rémunération équitable" pour mise en circulation d'un support d'enregistrement, Procédures 2016 nº 6 p.21 (FR)
  3. Anderl, Axel ; Heinzl, Bernhard: Internationale Zuständigkeit für Ausgleichsklage bei Privatkopieausnahme, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2016 p.550-551 (DE)
  4. Skubic, Zoran: Še o pravici do zasebne reprodukcije po pravu EU: kje tožiti?, Pravna praksa 2016 nº 33 p.30-31 (SL)
  5. Lutzi, Tobias: Die Qualifikation des Anspruchs auf Zahlung einer Privatkopievergütung und das Merkmal der „Schadenshaftung“ im Rahmen des Art. 5 Nr. 3 EuGVVO 2001 (Art. 7 Abs. 2 EuGVVO), Praxis des internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts 2016 p.550-553 (DE)
  6. Rasmussen-Bonne, Hans-Eric ; Servatius, Michael: Ein besonderer Gerichtsstand für urheberrechtliche Vergütungsansprüche, Europäisches Wirtschafts- & Steuerrecht - EWS 2016 p.275-278 (DE)
  7. Azzi, Tristan: Arrêt Austro-Mechana : compétence judiciaire internationale en matière de rémunération pour copie privée, Dalloz IP / IT 2016 nº 7-8 p.258-362 (FR)
  8. Pastuglia, Gian Luca: AIDA - Annali italiani del diritto d'autore, della cultura e dello spettacolo (Ed. Giuffrè-Milano) 2017 p.656-658 (IT)
  9. Berendschot, Huib ; Janssens, Karel: On claims for payment of ‘fair compensation’, Landmark IP Decisions of the European Court of Justice (2014-2018) (Larcier) 2019 p. 128-133 (EN)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Oberster Gerichtshof - Austria

Subject-matter

  • Freedom of establishment
  • Freedom to provide services
  • Approximation of laws
  • Intellectual, industrial and commercial property
  • area of freedom, security and justice
  • - Judicial cooperation in civil matters

Provisions of national law referred to

AT - Urheberrechtsgesetz, Paragraph 42b

Urheberrechtsgesetz (UrhG) (in der Fassung vom 25/07/1994), Paragraph 42b

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

première chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Silva de Lapuerta

Advocate General

Saugmandsgaard Øe

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French