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Document 62013CN0419

Case C-419/13: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Hoge Raad der Nederlanden (Netherlands) lodged on 24 July 2013 — Art & Allposters International BV; other party: Stichting Pictoright

OJ C 325, 9.11.2013, p. 11–12 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
OJ C 325, 9.11.2013, p. 10–11 (HR)

9.11.2013   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 325/11


Request for a preliminary ruling from the Hoge Raad der Nederlanden (Netherlands) lodged on 24 July 2013 — Art & Allposters International BV; other party: Stichting Pictoright

(Case C-419/13)

2013/C 325/18

Language of the case: Dutch

Referring court

Hoge Raad der Nederlanden

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant: Art & Allposters International BV

Other party: Stichting Pictoright

Questions referred

1.

Does Article 4 of the Copyright Directive (1) govern the answer to the question whether the distribution right of the copyright holder may be exercised with regard to the reproduction of a copyright-protected work which has been sold and delivered within the European Economic Area by or with the consent of the rightholder in the case where that reproduction had subsequently undergone an alteration in respect of its form and is again brought into circulation in that form?

2.

(a)

If the answer to Question 1 is in the affirmative, does the fact that there has been an alteration as referred to in Question 1 have any bearing on the answer to the question whether exhaustion within the terms of Article 4(2) of the Copyright Directive is hindered or interrupted?

(b)

If the answer to Question 2(a) is in the affirmative, what criteria should then be applied in order to determine whether an alteration exists in respect of the form of the reproduction which hinders or interrupts exhaustion within the terms of Article 4(2) of the Copyright Directive?

(c)

Do those criteria leave room for the criterion developed in Netherlands national law to the effect that there is no longer any question of exhaustion on the sole ground that the reseller has given the reproductions a different form and has disseminated them among the public in that form (judgment of the Hoge Raad of 19 January 1979 in Poortvliet, NJ 1979/412)?


(1)  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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