Judgment of the Court (Ninth Chamber) of 19 November 2015

SBS Belgium NV v Belgische Vereniging van Auteurs, Componisten en Uitgevers (SABAM)

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Hof van beroep te Brussel

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Directive 2001/29/EC — Article 3(1) — Communication to the public — Definition of ‘communication’ and ‘public’ — Distribution of television programmes — Process known as ‘direct injection’

Case C-325/14


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
18/12/2015 SBS Belgium
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2015:764
19/11/2015 SBS Belgium
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2015:764
19/11/2015 SBS Belgium
Application (OJ)
29/08/2014 SBS Belgium
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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

  • 07/07/2014

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

19/11/2015


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 16 from 18.01.2016, p.11

Application: OJ C 315 from 15.09.2014, p.41

Name of the parties

SBS Belgium

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Holtz, Marco: EuGH: Sender nicht verantwortlich für Direkteinspeisung von TV-Programm, Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht PRAX 2015 Heft 24 p.537 (DE)
  2. van Leeuwen, Susanne: CJEU: "direct injection" broadcasting not an act of communication to the public: SBS Belgium NV v SABAM, European Intellectual Property Review 2016 p.458-461 (EN)
  3. Daniel, Élise: Notion de "communication au public", Europe 2016 Janvier Comm. nº 1 p.29 (FR)
  4. Daum, Felix: Keine öffentliche Wiedergabe bei Direkteinspeisung, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2016 p.145-147 (DE)
  5. Walter, Michel M.: Übertragung von Rundfunkprogrammen - öffentlichen Wiedergabe, MR-Int : Internationale Rundschau zum Medienrecht, IP- & IT-Recht 2016 p.20-22 (DE)
  6. Benabou, Valérie-Laure: Arrêt SBS: l'injection directe n'est pas un acte de communication au public, Dalloz IP / IT 2016 nº 2 p.85-87 (FR)
  7. Mezzanotte, Francesco: AIDA - Annali italiani del diritto d'autore, della cultura e dello spettacolo (Ed. Giuffrè-Milano) 2016 p.652-655 (IT)
  8. Tóth, Andrea Katalin: Szerzői jogi reform az Európia Unióban: a 2016. szeptemberi javaslatcsomag, Iparjogvédelmi és Szerzői Jogi Szemle 2017 4. szám p.7-30 (HU)
  9. Mouron, Philippe: Les services d'enregistrement numérique, entre le droit de communication au public et l'exception de copie privée, Droit de l'immatériel : informatique, médias, communication 2018 nº 148 p.9-13 (FR)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Hof van beroep Brussel - Belgium

Subject-matter

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

Provisions of national law referred to

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Provisions of international law referred to

Convention de Berne pour la protection des oeuvres littéraires et artistiques (09/09/1886), art. 11 bis, par. 1

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

neuvième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Malenovský

Advocate General

Wahl

Language(s) of the Case

  • Dutch

Language(s) of the Opinion

    Information not available