Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 50 (Sep)
Court: Court of Justice of the European Communities (Grand Chamber)

Judges Skouris (President), Jann, Timmermans, Rosas and Malenovsky (Presidents of Chambers), Puissochet, Schintgen, Colneric, von Bahr, Arestis (Rapporteur), Klucka, Lohmus and O'Caoimh

Judgment Dates: 12 September 2006


European Community - Reference to European Court - Request for preliminary ruling concerning interpretation of Community law - National legislation transposing community copyright harmonisation Directive - Applicant challenging validity of Directive - Whether Directive valid - Whether Directive restraining national legislatures - Council Directive (EC) 2001/29, art 4.

The Case

In a case where the applicant company challenged the validity of art4 of Council Directive (EC) 2001-29 on the 'Harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society' and the Danish transposition legislation, the court made preliminary rulings on the validity of the Directive and the restraints it placed upon national legislature.

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