The court of appeals confirmed that there had been infringement of copyright in the claimant’s photographs, and in doing so, clarified the requirements for the protection of photos as copyright works.  The court provided guidance regarding lump sum compensation as an alternative to compensation by way of direct damages. A full summary of this case…

The court of appeals held that as there was no evidence that the Defendants had gained any profit from a public display of sculptures, they were not liable to pay royalties in respect of the exhibition.  However, the defendants were ordered to discontinue sales of products bearing pictures of the copyright sculptures as this activity…

On December 21, 2011 the Lithuanian Parliament adopted the overhaul of the levy system, along with other important amendments in the copyright law. While many countries in Europe are considering phase-out or replacement of blank media and equipment levy systems, Lithuania has significantly expanded it. Historically copyright levies were introduced in Lithuania on January 1,…