PI wrote:Unfortunately, there is no universal "copyright" and "public domain". It changes from country to country, since countries are sovereign. Thus you have to respect the law of the country where you distribute the works. It's not that one country's law is enforced in another country.
It seems that the incorrectness of this assertion is still not drilled down with a lot of people here. Under Canadian law, nothing illegal is happening, and more important, Canada will only apply Austrian law if there are bilateral or international treaties to that effect, that is, only indirectly. However, if Austrian law contradicts Canadian public policy, no way an Austrian injunction will be enforceable in Canada. It has been quite recently that Canadian parliament has considered and rejected an extension to life+70.
UE could bring its case in Austria, but will learn the futility of trying to enforce any injunction it might obtain.
This reminds me of an injunction of a French court against various websites selling nazi trash in the US. They could only enforce it against those large sites that have a legal presence in the EU, such as E-bay or Amazon. The other way around, a US injunction against a UK based anti-spam tool provider was also completely meaningless.
Similarly the EU Vat on internet services (which Canadian or US companies by EU law should pay when doing business with EU residents) can only be collected from companies having a presence in the EU. Other companies will simply refuse to pay, since the EU has no means to collect it anyway.