9 September, 2019
OlarteMoure - Tratado de Marrakech - Colombia

Colombia: Bill ratifying the Marrakesh Treaty is filed

By the end of August, the Ministry of Internal Affairs had filed before congress bill #138 seeking to approve treaty which “facilitates access to published works for blind, […]
14 August, 2019
OlarteMoure - Informes de situación militar - Unión Europea

European Union: The Court of Justice of the European Union assessed copyright protection of military situation reports drafted by the German government

On September 27, 2012, Funke Medien requested access to the military situation reports (Unterrichtung des Parlaments “UdP”), prepared by the German government between September 1, 2001, […]
4 July, 2019
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Colombia: Colombian Copyright Office condemned IMDICOL to indemnify Microsoft for using unlicensed software

In a decision issued 2 May 2019, the Colombian Copyright Office condemned IMDICOL LTDA to indemnify Microsoft on the amount of COP 12,659,999, for the use of […]
3 July, 2019
La División Antimonopolio del Departamento de Justicia, inició la revisión de los decretos de consentimiento de la Sociedad Americana de Compositores, Autores y Editores (ASCAP) y del Broadcast Music Inc (BMI), con el objetivo de determinar si los decretos deben mantener su forma actual, modificarse o terminarse. Los decretos de consentimiento han regulado por más de 75 años la forma en que ASCAP Y BMI otorgan los derechos de interpretación pública a usuarios de música como cadenas radiales y televisivas, salas de conciertos, bares, restaurantes y almacenes de cadena, entre otros, estableciendo la manera en que se compensa a los músicos por el desempeño público que han tenido sus creaciones musicales. Los Decretos establecen un procedimiento especial ante un juez en el caso de que las partes no puedan llegar a un acuerdo sobre el precio apropiado de la licencia. Hasta el momento, ninguno de los decretos tiene fecha de expiración. Según declaraciones del Asistente del Fiscal General de la División Antimonopolio Makan Delrahim, la industria de la música ha evolucionado y con ella las necesidades de los creadores y usuarios. Así mismo afirmó que es importante que la División Antimonopolio reevalúe constantemente si los decretos continúan sirviendo al consumidor americano y si deben modificarse para lograr mayor eficiencia. La División Antimonopolio ha publicado una invitación para que los interesados realicen comentarios en su página web.

United States: Department of Justice Opens Review of ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees

The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice has opened a review of its consent decrees with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and […]
28 June, 2019
OlarteMoure - Plenaria del Senado - Colombia

Colombia: Performing artist law approved by Senate in last debate

On 13 June 2019, the Colombian senate approved a bill aimed at providing employee benefits to Colombian actors. Said law looks to formalize the performing arts profession […]
20 June, 2019
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Spain: The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers suspends the SGAE

The General Meeting of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) decided on 30 May 2019 to suspend the Spanish General Society of Authors and […]
18 June, 2019
OlarteMoure - Derecho de autor - Ecuador

Ecuador: Ecuador blocks 5 websites due to copyright infringement

On 6 June 2019, by order of the Ecuadorian Copyright Office (SENADI), Internet providers will have to block access to five sites of the “rojadirecta” platform due […]
14 June, 2019
OlarteMoure - Derecho a la cita - Colombia

Colombia: Andean Community Court of Justice issues opinion on the right to cite information gathered online and on copyright assignment of works made for hire or developed under labor contract

On 19 March 2019, the Court of Justice of the Andean Community issued a Prejudicial Interpretation on INDECOPI (Plaintiff) versus Mori Paredes (Defendant), regarding alleged copyright […]
27 May, 2019
OlarteMoure - Derechos de Autor - Unión Europea

EU: The Official Journal of the European Union published Copyright Directives for online broadcasts and the digital single market

On 17 April the Official Journal of the European Union published directives 2019/789 and 2019/790 that adapt copyright rules to current platforms, including music streaming services, […]
22 April, 2019

Colombia: Film-making Act strongly encourages activity in Colombia

Through a Proimágenes Colombia report shared exclusively with Semana, the economic effects of the Act promoting cinematographic activity in Colombia over the past five years were […]
19 March, 2019

USA: USA Supreme Court holds that copyrights must be registered before filing infringement suits

United States Supreme Court Decision in Fourth Estate Public Benefits Corp. v. Wall-Street.com case, on 4 march 2019, stated that copyrights must be registered before copyright holders can enforce […]
11 February, 2019

Colombia: Arts and Crafts industry in Colombia may now register their work online

The Colombian Copyright Office (DNDA) and the Arts and Crafts Public Association (Artesanías de Colombia) have decided to sign agreement ADC-2018-497 allowing artisans to register their works online […]
27 November, 2018

European Union: Flavors of food products cannot be copyrighted

On 13 November 2018, the European Court of Justice advised decision C-310/17 for case Levola Hengelo BV/Smilde Foods BV. In the decision, the Court finds that the flavor […]
2 August, 2018

Colombia: New Copyright Act is signed

On 12 July 2018, Copyright Act 1915 of 2018 was signed by the Colombian Government, by which copyright legislation is updated. The new legislation sets Colombian authors, artists, performers and […]
5 June, 2018

Colombian Congress approved new Law on Copyright: pending Presidential Sanction for its entry into force

On 22 May 2018, the Colombian Congress approved a Bill updating the current legislation on copyright and related rights. According to the Colombian Copyright Office (DNDA in […]
18 April, 2018

For Copyright infringement, Peru suspends “3 Reyes” World Cup album sale

On 6 April 2018, the Copyright Office of Peru (INDECOPI in Spanish) imposed cessation precautionary measures against Capri Internacional S.A. y 3.0 Consulting Group S.A.C., ordering the […]
14 March, 2018

International clothing brands are accused of plagiarizing Mexican indigenous embroidery designs

On 26 February 2018, approximately eight clothing brands were accused of having plagiarized designs of indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Chiapas and Hidalgo (Mexico). These brands (within which […]
9 March, 2018

Colombian Copyright Office condemned a TV service provider for infringing the rights of audiovisual producers represented by a Collective Management Organization

On 7 February 2018, Colombia’s Copyright Office issued a decision in a lawsuit promoted by a Collective Management Organization (EGEDA COLOMBIA), against a TV service provider (CABLETELCO […]
6 March, 2018

American judge considers that one of Taylor Swift’s songs lacks originality and creativity

On 13 February 2018, a Federal District Court Judge in Los Angeles dismissed a copyright infringement case against Taylor Swift.  In his opinion, the allegedly infringing lyrics used by […]
2 March, 2018

Colombia’s entry into the OECD is pending, for non-compliance of commitments in Intellectual Property

On 25 February 2018, United States sent a letter to the Colombian Government, in which specifies a series of commitments on intellectual property that Colombia must fulfill […]