Recognizing copyright protection of fictional characters in Romania

1. Introduction Before the advent of cinematography, fictional characters were portrayed in literature and the traditional visual arts, such as painting and sculpture. Fictional characters range from the generic to the individualized. The more individualized a fictional character, the easily… Read moreRecognizing copyright protection of fictional characters in Romania

Romania is enacting the secondary legislation pertaining to cybersecurity in an effort to avoid european sanctions

1. Background On October 30, 2020, the European Commission sent a reasoned opinion[1] regarding Romania’s failure to notify the national measures allowing for the identification of operators, the number of operators of essential services and the thresholds used in the… Read moreRomania is enacting the secondary legislation pertaining to cybersecurity in an effort to avoid european sanctions

The CJEU Advocate General’s opinion in Case-392/19 – A step into supplementing european jurisprudence on web linking

1. Introduction On September 10, 2020, Advocate General Maciej Szpunar delivered his Opinion in Case C‑392/19 VG Bild-Kunst v Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitzrequest. The case concerns a conflict between Verwertungsgesellschaft Bild-Kunst (‘VG Bild-Kunst’), a copyright collecting society for the visual arts… Read moreThe CJEU Advocate General’s opinion in Case-392/19 – A step into supplementing european jurisprudence on web linking

Digitalization, a high priority for Europe’s future – the European Commission showcases its new digital and AI strategy

1. Background The way technology is used has changed significantly in the past decade and continues to change at a rapid pace, disrupting the way people interact both within the private and the public sector. Advances in technology make possible… Read moreDigitalization, a high priority for Europe’s future – the European Commission showcases its new digital and AI strategy

Romanian Digitalization Agenda – the Government takes one step forward by setting up the Authority for the Digitalization of Romania

1. Background In November 2019, the newly-appointed Romanian government decided to operate certain operational changes. As a result of the reorganisation, the Ministry of Transport was merged with the Ministry of Communications and Information Society, becoming the Ministry of Transport,… Read moreRomanian Digitalization Agenda – the Government takes one step forward by setting up the Authority for the Digitalization of Romania

Romanian Competition Council’s new guidelines on the assessment of fines

1. Introduction Competition authorities at both European and national level develop and update policies regarding the enforcement of competition legislation. Such a policy for the prevention of infringements of competition law rules was recently updated by the Romanian Competition Council… Read moreRomanian Competition Council’s new guidelines on the assessment of fines