European Union – Copyright. The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that art 3(2) of Directive (EC) 2001/29 of the European Parliament and of the Council should be interpreted as not precluding national legislation extending the exclusive right of the broadcasting organisations referred to in art 3(2)(d) as regards acts of communication to the public which broadcasts of sporting fixtures made live on internet, such as those at issue in the main proceedings, could constitute, provided that such an extension did not undermine the protection of copyright.