Work on the new Trade Secrets Directive is approaching the end. One of the most controversial provisions of the proposal concerns information obtained through reverse engineering—examining a product to determine how it was made and how it works.
Can a controlled attack on a computer system to identify its security weaknesses violate copyright or trade secrets?
In computer games and apps, the use of images of nature, like mountain streams, does not raise doubts in terms of copyright. But the use of architectural structures, such as bridges, monuments or buildings, can be problematic, because they are generally regarded as “works” for copyright purposes.
Protection of possession of real estate against drones as a form of necessary defence is permissible only under exceptional circumstances.
Controversies surrounding application of money-laundering regulations generate legal uncertainty for businesses operating in the field of digital currencies.
Despite introduction of new commercialisation rules in 2014, there are still legal barriers to implementing projects.