ECJ decision on the reposting of photos

In a recent case a photographer authorized the operators of a travel website to publish one of his photographs on their website. A pupil at a secondary school in Germany downloaded that photograph from the travel website (on which it was freely accessible) in order to illustrate a school presentation, which was then published on the school website. The photographer alleged that his copyright was infringed by the school since he had given the right to use his photograph only to the operators of the travel website.

Infringement proceeding against Hungary

The European Commission („EC”) has launched an infringement proceeding against Hungary in July 2018. According to the EC, the Hungarian law excludes certain cost types from the electricity and internal gas network charges, which are in infringement of the prescribed cost recovery plan set out in the Directive of Electricity and Internal Gas.