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Document 62009CN0393

Case C-393/09: Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Nejvyšší správní soud (Supreme Administrative Court) (Czech Republic) lodged on 5 October 2009 — Bezpečnostní softwarová asociace (Security software association) v Ministerstvo kultury ČR (Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic)

OJ C 11, 16.1.2010, p. 14–14 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

16.1.2010   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 11/14


Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Nejvyšší správní soud (Supreme Administrative Court) (Czech Republic) lodged on 5 October 2009 — Bezpečnostní softwarová asociace (Security software association) v Ministerstvo kultury ČR (Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic)

(Case C-393/09)

2010/C 11/24

Language of the case: Czech

Referring court

Nejvyšší správní soud (Supreme Administrative Court) (Czech Republic)

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Bezpečnostní softwarová asociace (Security software association)

Defendant: Ministerstvo kultury ČR (Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic)

Questions referred

1.

Should Article 1(2) of Council Directive 91/250/EEC (1) of 14 May 1991 on the legal protection of computer programs be interpreted as meaning that, for the purposes of the copyright protection of a computer program as a work under that directive, the phrase ‘the expression in any form of a computer program’ also includes the graphic user interface of the computer program or part thereof?

2.

If the answer to the first question is in the affirmative, does television broadcasting, whereby the public is enabled to have sensory perception of the graphic user interface of a computer program or part thereof, albeit without the possibility of actively exercising control over that program, constitute making a work or part thereof available to the public within the meaning of Article 3(1) of European Parliament and Council Directive 2001/29/EC (2) of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society?


(1)  Council Directive 91/250/EEC of 14 May 1991 on the legal protection of computer programs (OJ 1991 L 122, p. 42).

(2)  Corrigendum to Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society (OJ 2001 L 167, p. 10).


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