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Judgment of the Court (Ninth Chamber) of 26 March 2015 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Högsta domstolen — Sweden) — C More Entertainment AB v Linus Sandberg

(Case C-279/13) 1

(Reference for a preliminary ruling — Approximation of laws — Copyright and related rights —  — Information society — Harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights — Article 3(2) — Direct broadcast of a sporting fixture on an internet site)

Language of the case: Swedish

Referring court

Högsta domstolen

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: C More Entertainment AB

Defendant: Linus Sandberg

Operative part of the judgment

Article 3(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 must be interpreted as not precluding national legislation extending the exclusive right of the broadcasting organisations referred to in Article 3(2)(d) as regards acts of communication to the public which broadcasts of sporting fixtures made live on internet, such as those at issue in the main proceedings, may constitute, provided that such an extension does not undermine the protection of copyright.



1 OJ C 207, 20.7.2013.