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German courts cannot apply ancillary copyright law – AG opinion

Patrick Wingrove, London


A top EU adviser has told the CJEU it should stop German courts from applying the country’s ancillary copyright rules in a case involving Google because the EU Commission was not informed of when the legislation was introduced

Germany’s new copyright rules cannot be applied by its courts because its government did not tell the EU Commission about the law’s introduction, according to a top EU adviser.

Advocate General Hogan advised the Court of Justice of...


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