Maps and database rights
The ECJ has ruled that a map can constitute a database such that copying information contained in a map can infringe the database right. The definition of database is therefore to be given a wide meaning.
Music and copyright
Following our report last month in September that a US Court held that Warner/Chappell Music did not own the copyright in the lyrics to “Happy Birthday”, it now appears that a charity founded by one of the songwriters is claiming to own that copyright on the basis that the purported assignment of those rights to Warner/Chappell Music was found by the Court not to have happened.