The CJEU allposters case: Beginning of the end of digital exhaustion

Maša Savič

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In the highly anticipated decision, the CJEU tied the principle of copyright exhaustion to a physical medium, not allowing for the possibility of exhaustion for digital content falling under the Copyright Directive. Furthermore, the practical implications of the Allposters judgment go beyond the seemingly premature end of digital copyright exhaustion (at least for works regulated by the Copyright Directive) and might impede national attempts of copyright law modernization, leaving scarce room for national copyright limitations and exceptions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-394
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Intellectual Property Review: A Monthly Review: A Journal concerning the Management of Technology, Copyrights and Trade Names
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015


  • Copyright exhaustion
  • Digital content
  • Allposters case
  • Court of Justice of the European Union


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