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The EU Court of Justice holds that an exclusive copyright licence to exhibit a film in a member state to protect the investment of the licensee is not an infringement of Article 81(1) (Coditel / Cine-Vog)

JUDGMENT OF THE COURT 6 OCTOBER 1982 [1] Coditel SA, Compagnie Générale pour la Diffusion de la Télévision, and Others v Ciné-Vog Films SA and Others (reference for a preliminary ruling from the Cour de Cassation of the Kingdom of Belgium) Case 262/81* 1. The distinction, implicit in Article 36 of the Treaty, between the existence of a right conferred by the legislation of a Member State in regard to the

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