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Court of Justice (First Chamber), 21 April 2016, in case C-572/14 (Austro-Mechana Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung mechanisch-musikalischer Urheberrechte GmbH v Amazon EU Sàrl and Others)

Preliminary ruling – Jurisdiction in civil and commercial matters  — Regulation (EC) No 44/2001— Article 5(3)– Directive 2001/29/EC  – Article 5(2)(b) − Concept of ‘tort, delict or quasi-delict’ — Reproduction for private use — Fair compensation 

Article 5(3) of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters must be interpreted as meaning that a claim seeking to obtain payment of remuneration due by virtue of a national law, such as that at issue in the main proceedings, implementing the ‘fair compensation’ system provided for in Article 5(2)(b) of 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, falls within ‘matters relating to tort, delict or quasi-delict’, within the meaning of Article 5(3) of that regulation.

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