Copyright owners beware! Supreme Court judgment defines author´s distribution rights anew

Intellectual Property / IP & IT

Dr. Claudia Csáky, ILO Newsletter vom 19. September 2016

In light of a European Court of Justice ruling, the Supreme Court recently overturned its earlier interpretation of an author´s exclusive distribution right in relation to his or her work of art.

The court found that any kind of distribution - regardless of whether it is a transfer of ownership - falls under the author´s exclusive distribution right. Further, it held that this distribution right is violated only if ownership in the work is actually transferred. 


Dr. Claudia Csáky

LL.M. (LONDON) Rechtsanwältin