Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber), 15 March 2012

Phonographic Performance (Ireland) Limited v Ireland and Attorney General

Reference for a preliminary ruling from the High Court (Commercial Division) (Ireland)

Copyright and related rights — Directive 2006/115/EC — Articles 8 and 10 — Concepts of ‘user’ and ‘communication to the public’ — Installation in hotel bedrooms of televisions and/or radios to which the hotelier distributes a broadcast signal

Case C-162/10


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
20/04/2012 Phonographic Performance (Ireland)
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2012:141
15/03/2012 Phonographic Performance (Ireland)
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2012:141
15/03/2012 Phonographic Performance (Ireland)
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2011:432
29/06/2011 Phonographic Performance (Ireland)
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
19/06/2010 Phonographic Performance (Ireland)
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Reports of Cases

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

Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling - High Court of Ireland - Interpretation of Articles 8(2) and 10(1)(a) of Directive 2006/115/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on rental right and lending right and on certain rights related to copyright in the field of intellectual property (OJ 2006 L 376, p. 28) - Broadcasting and communication to the public of phonograms - Right to a single equitable remuneration for artists and producers - Concept of ‘user’ and of ‘communication to the public’ - Installation in hotel rooms of television and/or radio sets to which the hotel company distributes a broadcast signal

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
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

  • 07/04/2010

Date of the Opinion

  • 29/06/2011

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

15/03/2012


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 161 from 19.06.2010, p.28

Judgment: OJ C 133 from 05.05.2012, p.3

Name of the parties

Phonographic Performance (Ireland)

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Castellaneta, Marina: Alberghi, sì al pagamento se c'è possibile lucro, Guida al diritto 2012 nº 14 p.101-106 (IT)
  2. Trézéguet, Marlène: Diffusion de musique dans les chambres d'hôtel, Droit de l'immatériel : informatique, médias, communication 2012 nº 81 p.24-26 (FR)
  3. Visser, D.J.G.: AMI: Tijdschrift voor auteurs-, media & informatierecht 2012 p.111-113 (NL)
  4. Von Ungern-Sternberg, Joachim: Urheberrechtlicher Werknutzer, Täter und Störer im Lichte des Unionsrechts - Zugleich Besprechung zu EuGH, Urt. v. 15. 3. 2012 - EUGH 15.03.2012 Aktenzeichen C-162/10 - Phonographic Performance (Ireland), und Urt. v. 15. 3. 2012 - EUGH 15.03.2012 Aktenzeichen C-135/10 - SCF, Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht 2012 p.576-582 (DE)
  5. Idot, Laurence: Droits d'auteur et utilisation de phonogrammes dans des lieux publics, Europe 2012 Mai Comm. nº 5 p.217 (FR)
  6. Walter, Michel M.: Hotelzimmerfernsehen - Öffentliche Wiedergabe von Tonträgern, MR-Int : Internationale Rundschau zum Medienrecht, IP- & IT-Recht 2012 p.28-29 (DE)
  7. Sciaudone, Riccardo: The dental surgery, the hotel bedroom and "communication to the public", Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice 2012 p.641-644 (EN)
  8. : AIDA - Annali italiani del diritto d'autore, della cultura e dello spettacolo (Ed. Giuffrè-Milano) 2012 p.525-526 (IT)
  9. Faludi, Gábor ; Grad-Gyenge, Anikó: A nyilvánossághoz közvetítési (előadási) jog értelmezése az Európai Bíróság gyakorlatában, Iparjogvédelmi és Szerzői Jogi Szemle 2012 1.szám p.77-93 (HU)
  10. Hugenholtz, P.B.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2013 nº 198 (NL)
  11. McGovern, Patricia: On the question of the interpretation of Articles 8 and 10 of Directive 2006/115/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on rental right and lending right and on certain rights relating to copy-right in the field of intellectual property, LANDMARK IP DECISIONS OF THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE 2008-2013 (Ed. Larcier - Brussels) 2014 p.170-177 (EN)
  12. Ferge, Zsigmond: Kiterjed-e a haszonkölcsönzés 2006/115 irányelv értelmében vett fogalma - a nyomtatott művek haszonkölcsönzésének jellemzőihez hasonló feltételek mellett - valamely könyv digitális formájú többszörözött példányának a haszonkölcsönzésre?, Iparjogvédelmi és Szerzői Jogi Szemle 2017 4. szám p.31-73 (HU)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

High Court (Irlande) - Ireland

Subject-matter

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

Provisions of national law referred to

Copyright and Related Rights (Amendment) Act, 2007, 17 (2) (b), 21(a), 23(1), 37(1)(b), 37(2), 38, et 246 Copyright and Related Rights Acts 2000-2007

Provisions of international law referred to

Convention internationale de Rome sur la protection des artistes interprètes ou exécutants, des producteurs de phonogrammes et des organismes de radiodiffusion (26/10/1961), des producteurs de phonogrammes et des organismes de radiodiffusion du 26 octobre 1961, art. 12 Convention de Berne pour la protection des oeuvres littéraires et artistiques - Acte de Paris (24/07/1971), art. 11 bis (1)

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

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • German