Private copying exception in Lithuanian copyright law: compatibility with the European Union law after preliminary ruling in Padawan case = Atgaminimo asmeniniais tikslais išimtis Lietuvos Autorių teisėje: teisinio reguliavimo suderinamumas su Europos Sąjungos teise po preliminaraus sprendimo Padawan byloje.
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Private copying exception is an exception to copyright which is present both in Lithuanian national law and law of the European Union. Recent jurisprudence of Court of Justice of the European Union interpreted legal regulation of private copying exception in the laws of the European Union. The mentioned jurisprudence raised concern whether Lithuanian copyright laws on private copying exception and their interpretation in case law of Supreme Court of Lithuania are compatible with the European Union law. This paper analyses the nature and intention of private copying exception, its reflection in Lithuanian and European copyright law and evaluates Lithuanian laws and case law in the light of recent jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union. The authors conclude that recent jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union on private copying exception shall not lead to any dramatic or substantial changes of Lithuanian national copyright laws.
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