Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2011] All ER (D) 26 (Oct)
Court: Court of Justice of the European Union (Grand Chamber)
Judge:

Judges Skouris (President), Tizzano, Cunha Rodrigues, Lenaerts, Bonichot, Arabadjiev and Kasel (Presidents of Chambers), Borg Barthet, Ilesic, Malenovsky (Rapporteur) and von Danwitz

Judgment Dates: 4 October 2011

Catchwords

European Union - Services - Freedom of movement - Television broadcasting - Broadcasting of football matches - Reception of broadcast by means of satellite decoder cards - Satellite decoder cards lawfully placed on market in one member state and used in another member state - Prohibition on marketing and use in member state - Visualisation of broadcasts in disregard of exclusive rights granted - Exclusive licences to broadcast in single member state - Reproduction of works within memory of satellite decoder and on television screen - Communication of works to public in public houses - Council Directive (EC) 98/84, art 2(e) - Council Directive (EC) 2001/29, art 2(a) - Council Directive (EEC) 93/83.

The Case

European Union Services. The Court of Justice of the European Union gave a preliminary ruling concerning the marketing and use in the United Kingdom of decoding devices which gave access to the satellite broadcasting services of a broadcaster, were manufactured and marketed within that broadcaster's authorisation, but were used, in disregard of its will, outside the geographical area for which they had been issued.

Practice Areas

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