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Supreme Court ruling on Chomikuj.pl. What does this mean for service providers?
The Supreme Court has recently drafted a justification of the judgment in the famous case against Chomikuj.pl. What does this judgment mean for the service itself as well as other service providers? What can we learn about the obligations of service providers from the justification? In May 2022 The Supreme Court issued a verdict in [...]

The Court of Justice of the EU on twice the appropriate remuneration under the Act on Copyright and Related Rights
The judgement issued on 25 January 2017 (Case C-367/15, the OTK Association v. Polish Filmmakers Association) considered as compatible with EU law the provision of the act of 4 February 1994, on Copyright and Related Rights which allows the holder of copyrights to request from the infringer of these rights twice the sum equivalent to [...]

What happens when a business forgets about intellectual property?
Every business – small or large – has to deal with issues related to intellectual property. Of course there are such industries, sometimes called ‘creative’, for which copyrights, patents and industrial designs are the essence of their business. Filmmakers, editors, musicians, and artists usually do not need to be convinced of the importance of the [...]

What is the price of copyright infringement?
The legal environment has been moved by the Constitutional Court ruling of 23 June 2015 (SK 32/14), in which the Court held that three times the remuneration for culpable violation of copyright is incompatible with the Polish Constitution. The problem is that this subject did not make it to the minds of Polish creative industry. [...]

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