"Testing the Limits”: Brief Commentary As a Side Note to the Ruling of the CJEU in case YouTube/Cyando (C‑682/18 and C‑683/18) of 22 June 2021

By means of yesterday’s judgment, the CJEU is trying to mitigate the adverse trend in judicial decisions with respect to the right of communication of works to the public which has emerged after 2013 after the Svensson case.

The lack of guilt does not exempt from liability for the unlawful use of someone else's photos downloaded from the Internet - comment of the lawyers of the Law Firm for Dziennik Gazeta Prawna on an interesting ruling of the District Court in Szczecin

On May 11, 2020, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna published an article entitled „Wykorzystywanie cudzych zdjęć w Internecie. Brak winy nie zwalnia od odpowiedzialności”. The journal included a comment of attorney-at-law Janusz Piotr Kolczyński, managing partner at Kancelaria Radcowska C.R.O.P.A. to an interesting preliminary ruling with reference number VIII GC 48/18 of the District Court in Szczecin.

Basketball Premier League in Court: Compensation for Sports Contestant's Training

Sport rivalry has moved to court. This is all due to a petition that “POLONIA” Municipal Sports Club in Warsaw with its registered office in Warsaw has filed against ARKA S.A. Gdynia Basketball Club from Gdynia seated in Gdynia. The defendant was also an Arka contestant, who previously played for the Warsaw club. The case pertained to the amount of compensation for his training which was due for the Warsaw club for transferring the contestant to the Gdynia club.

The Supreme Court confirmed the new rates of royalties for authors and producers of audio-visual works for cable re-transmission of works.

The new rates of royalties for authors of audio-visual works and authors of works used in films, including rates for producers of such works, have been “officially” approved. They will be due for cable re-transmission. The new rates will replace, by virtue of law, the contractual ones, if they are different than the approved rates.

Constitutionality of Multiple Lump-Sum as Compensation for Copyright Infringement: Commentary by JP Kolczyński, Attorney-at-law

The Constitutional Tribunal (hereinafter: CT) received an inquiry from the Supreme Court (hereinafter: SC) pertaining to the constitutionality of provision of Art. 79.1.3 of the Act on Copyright and Neighbouring Rights of 4 February 1994 (Polish Journal of Laws [Dz.U.] of 2019, item 1231) in reference to the possibility of authors seeking a double amount of remuneration for copyright infringement.

Public consultations pertaining to the draft amendments in the Polish Civil Procedure Code: commentary by Janusz Piotr Kolczyński, attorney-at-law.

On 5 April 2019, the Government Legislation Centre published draft amendments of the Minister of Justice pertaining to the Polish Civil Procedure Code (hereinafter referred to as CPC). The amendments would enter into force on 1 January 2020. The deadline for submitting remarks to the draft amendments passes on 19 April 2019.

Attorney Janusz Piotr Kolczyński: 9th Term Arbiter in the new Copyright Commission

On 12 March 2019, information about the new composition of the 9th Term Copyright Commission was published in the Official Journal of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage and on the websites of the Public Information Bulletin. We are pleased to announce that Attorney Janusz Piotr Kolczyński, the managing partner of the Law Firm, is among 20 arbiters appointed by Minister Professor Piotr Gliński.

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