What's new at DZP?

Current projects.

Court of Appeal ruling releases Bauer from having to pay royalties


Dr Aleksandra Auleytner
Paweł Lewandowski

When representing Bauer in the Court of Appeal, on 24 April 2012 we obtained a final judgment which dismissed ZAiKS’ claim for royalties to be paid to co-creators of audio-visual works. The dispute covered works on CDs that were magazine inserts.

This is a landmark judgment as it states that a collective management organisation must   show in respect of foreign films that it has concluded an agreement with a foreign organisation and that the foreign creators have granted this organisation the right to collect royalties. In other words, a collective management organisation cannot rely on the presumption in article 105 of the Copyright Law.

The project was carried out by experts in our Dispute Resolution Practice and our IP&TMT Practice – Paweł Lewandowski and  Aleksandra Auleytner.

Stay updated with DZP