Funke Medien NRW GmbH v Bundesrepublik Deutschland

European Union – Copyright. Articles 2(a) and 3(1) of Directive (EC) 2001/29 should be interpreted as constituting measures of full harmonisation of the scope of the exceptions or limitations which they contained. Article 5(3)(c), second case, and (d) of that Directive should be interpreted as not constituting measures of full harmonisation of the scope of the relevant exceptions or limitations. The Court of Justice of the European Union so held, among other things, in a preliminary ruling in proceedings concerning publication by the applicant media company of certain documents 'classified for restricted access' drawn up by the German government.

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