Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber), 5 June 2014

Public Relations Consultants Association Ltd v Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd and Others

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Copyright — Information Society — Directive 2001/29/EC — Article 5(1) and (5) — Reproduction — Exceptions and limitations — Creation of copies of an internet site on-screen and in the cache of the hard disk in the course of browsing the internet — Temporary act of reproduction — Transient or incidental act — Integral and essential part of a technological process — Lawful use — Independent economic significance

Case C‑360/13


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
18/07/2014 Public Relations Consultants Association
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2014:1195
05/06/2014 Public Relations Consultants Association
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2014:1195
05/06/2014 Public Relations Consultants Association
Application (OJ)
23/08/2013 Public Relations Consultants Association
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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

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Systematic classification scheme

1.
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

Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 27/06/2013

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

05/06/2014


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 253 from 04.08.2014, p.13

Application: OJ C 260 from 07.09.2013, p.28

Name of the parties

Public Relations Consultants Association

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Klett, Alexander R.: Keine Urheberrechtsverletzung durch bloßes Anklicken einer Internetseite, Recht der internationalen Wirtschaft 2014 p.522-523 (DE)
  2. Marly, Jochen: Bildschirmkopien, Cache-Kopien und Streaming als urheberrechtliche Herausforderungen, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2014 p.616-619 (DE)
  3. James, Steven: And Breathe ... You can Continue Browsing the Internet, as the CJEU Hands Down its Decision in PRCA v NLA (Meltwater), Computer and Telecommunications Law Review 2014 p.169-171 (EN)
  4. Joseph, Paul ; Cusworth, Adam: Meltwater: liability for internet browsing, Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice 2014 p.885-887 (EN)
  5. Hart, Michael: The Legality of Internet Browsing in the Digital Age, European Intellectual Property Review 2014 p.630-639 (EN)
  6. X: Les copies de sites Internet sur écran et en cache sans autorisation du titulaire des droits d'auteur ne portent pas atteinte à ses droits , La Semaine Juridique - édition générale 2014 nº 24 p.1182 (FR)
  7. Gietzelt, Manuel ; Ungerer, Johannes: Die urheberrechtliche Dimension des Internetbrowsens und Caching , Zeitschrift für Gemeinschaftsprivatrecht 2014 p.278-281 (DE)
  8. Marino, Laure: Arrêt Meltwater : du soleil et du surf (sur Internet), Revue de jurisprudence sociale 2014 p.27 (FR)
  9. Idot, Laurence: Droits d'auteur et réalisation de copies à partir d'Internet, Europe 2014 Août-Septembre nº 8-9 p.38-39 (FR)
  10. Walter, Michel M.: Internet-Browsing - Bildschirm- und Cache-Kopien, MR-Int : Internationale Rundschau zum Medienrecht, IP- & IT-Recht 2015 p.17 (DE)
  11. Hoff, Thomas ; Meyer-van Raay, Oliver: Cache-, Bildschirmkopien und Streaming: Neues vom EuGH?, European Law Reporter 2015 p.159-162 (DE)
  12. Berendschot, Huib ; Janssens, Karel: On the question of whether the creation of copies of an internet site whilst browsing the internet amounts to lawful use of copyright within the exceptions and limitations of the copyright directive, Landmark IP Decisions of the European Court of Justice (2014-2018) (Larcier) 2019 p. 40-46 (EN)
  13. Harkai, István: Az időleges többszörözési kivétel az Európai Unió Bíróságának joggyakorlatában. II. rész, Iparjogvédelmi és Szerzői Jogi Szemle 2019 6. szám p. 42-58 (HU)
  14. Harkai, István: Az időleges többszörözési kivétel az Európai Unió Bíróságának joggyakorlatában : II. rész, Iparjogvédelmi és Szerzői Jogi Szemle 2019 6. szám p. 42-58 (HU)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Supreme Court of the United Kingdom - United Kingdom

Subject-matter

  • Approximation of laws
  • Intellectual, industrial and commercial property
  • - Copyright and related rights

Provisions of national law referred to

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Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

quatrième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Malenovský

Advocate General

Szpunar

Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

    Information not available