Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber), 9 February 2012

Martin Luksan v Petrus van der Let

Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Handelsgericht Wien

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Approximation of laws — Intellectual property — Copyright and related rights — Directives 93/83/EEC, 2001/29/EC, 2006/115/EC and 2006/116/EC — Sharing of the rights to exploit a cinematographic work, by contract, between the principal director and the producer of the work — National legislation allotting those rights, exclusively and by operation of law, to the film producer — Possibility of departing from that rule by an agreement between the parties — Subsequent rights to remuneration

Case C‑277/10


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Judgment (OJ)
02/03/2012 Luksan
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2012:65
09/02/2012 Luksan
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2012:65
09/02/2012 Luksan
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2011:545
06/09/2011 Luksan
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Application (OJ)
11/09/2010 Luksan
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Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Handelsgericht Wien – Interpretation of Article 2(2), (5) and (6) and Article 4 of Council Directive 92/100/EEC of 19 November 1992 on rental right and lending right and on certain rights related to copyright in the field of intellectual property (OJ 1992 L 346, p. 61), of Articles 1(5) and 2 of Council Directive 93/83/EEC of 27 September 1993 on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and rights related to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission (OJ 1993 L 248, p. 15), of Articles 2, 3 and 5(2)(b) 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 of Article 2(1) of Directive 2006/116/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights (OJ 2006 L 372, p. 12) – Sharing of exploitation rights of a cinematographic work, by way of contract, between the author and the producer of the work – National legislation attributing all those rights to the producer

Systematic classification scheme

1.
6 External policy
  6.07 International agreements
    6.07.05 Observance of prior international agreements concluded by Member States
      6.07.05.00 General
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
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
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
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


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 03/06/2010

Date of the Opinion

  • 06/09/2011

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

09/02/2012


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 246 from 11.09.2010, p.18

Judgment: OJ C 80 from 17.03.2012, p.4

Name of the parties

Luksan

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Walter, Michel M.: Filmurheberrecht - cessio legis, Medien und Recht 2012 p.29-33 (DE)
  2. Idot, Laurence: Réalisation et production de films, Europe 2012 Avril Comm. nº 4 p.27-28 (FR)
  3. Obergfell, Eva Inés: Originäre Verwertungsrechte des Hauptregisseurs als Filmurheber, Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht 2012 p.494-496 (DE)
  4. Flechsig, Norbert P.: Vorausabtretung gesetzlicher Vergütungsansprüche, Multimedia und Recht 2012 p.293-300 (DE)
  5. Derieux, Emmanuel: Titularité et partage des droits sur une oeuvre cinématographique. Droits du réalisateur et du producteur, Droit de l'immatériel : informatique, médias, communication 2012 nº 82 p.47-51 (FR)
  6. Le Roy, Marc: Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur les droits d'exploitation d'une oeuvre cinématographique (sans jamais oser le demander)..., Droit de l'immatériel : informatique, médias, communication 2012 nº 82 p.52-55 (FR)
  7. Kyprouli, Konstantia P.: Dikaio Meson Enimerosis & Epikoinonias 2012 p.292-295 (EL)
  8. Seignette, Jacqueline M.B.: Intellectuele eigendom & Reclamerecht 2012 p.430-432 (NL)
  9. Kabel, J.J.C.: De betekenis van het arrest Luksan / Van der Let voor het Nederlands auteursrecht: Commentaar bij Hof van Justitie EU 9 februari 2012, C-277/10, AMI: Tijdschrift voor auteurs-, media & informatierecht 2012 p.195-201 (NL)
  10. Tinç, Mehmet: L'Europe des libertés: revue d'actualité juridique 2012 nº 38 p.59-60 (FR)
  11. Tinç, Mehmet: Jurisprudence de la Cour de justice de l'Union européenne en matière de droits fondamentaux, L'Europe des libertés: revue d'actualité juridique 2012 nº 39/40 p.65-66 (FR)
  12. Hugenholtz, P.B.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2013 nº 196 (NL)
  13. Walter, Michel M.: Zur Reform des österreichischen Filmurheberrechts, Medien und Recht 2013 p.73-81 (DE)
  14. Reis, Leonhard: Filmurheberrecht: Was kommt nach der cessio legis?, Medien und Recht 2013 p.21-24 (DE)
  15. Drobež, Eneja: Prenos avtorskih pravic s strani delodajalca na tretje osebe, Pravna praksa 2013 nº 46 p.14-16 (SL)
  16. Holzweber, Stefan: Die kollektive wahrnehmung der Kabelweitersenderechte nach der Luksan/van der Let-Entscheidung des EuGH sowie der Urheberrechts-Novelle 2015, Österreichische Blätter für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht 2015 p.256-265 (DE)
  17. Kraft, Nikolaus: Die Beteiligung der Verleger an gesetzlichen Vergütungsansprüchen, Medien und Recht 2015 Heft 4 p.1-18 (DE)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Handelsgericht Wien - Austria

Subject-matter

  • Freedom of establishment
  • Freedom to provide services
  • Approximation of laws
  • Intellectual, industrial and commercial property
  • - Copyright and related rights
  • External relations
  • - international agreements

Provisions of national law referred to

Bundesgesetz über das Urheberrecht an Werken der Literatur und der Kunst und über verwandte Schutzrechte (Urheberrechtsgesetz), Paragraphen 38, Absatz 1 und 42b

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

troisième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Malenovský

Advocate General

Trstenjak

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • German