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CJEU Case C-264/19 / Judgment

Constantin Film Verleih GmbH v YouTube LLC and Google Inc

Policy area:
Information society
Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
Court (Fifht Chamber)
Type:
Decision
Decision date:
09/07/2020
ECLI:
ECLI:EU:C:2020:542

Key facts of the case:

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesgerichtshof.
Reference for a preliminary ruling — Copyright and related rights — Internet video platform — Uploading of a film without the consent of the rightholder — Proceedings concerning an infringement of an intellectual property right — Directive 2004/48/EC — Article 8 — Applicant’s right of information — Article 8(2)(a) — Definition of ‘addresses’ — Email address, IP address and telephone number — Not included.

Outcome of the case:

On those grounds, the Court (Fifth Chamber) hereby rules:

Article 8(2)(a) of Directive 2004/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights must be interpreted as meaning that the term ‘addresses’ contained in that provision does not cover, in respect of a user who has uploaded files which infringe an intellectual property right, his or her email address, telephone number and IP address used to upload those files or the IP address used when the user’s account was last accessed.