Wednesday 14 September 2016

Wish to discuss the future of EU copyright? Here are two events for you

Brussels mood
As just reported on the IPKat, further to the proposal for a regulation on cross-border portability of online content services in late 2015, today the European Commission has unveiled its new set of proposals to ameliorate EU copyright and achieve a fully functioning digital single market.

Both instruments, if adopted in their current form, will have a deep impact on the EU copyright framework, particularly with regard to online uses of copyright works, responsibilities of hosting providers, users’ freedoms, and authors’ contracts.

In parallel to all this, the Court of Justice of the European Union has been as busy as ever, delivering important rulings in several topical areas of copyright (linking being just an example).

I am organising two new events to review and discuss all these recent developments, including the feasibility (and desirability as such) of proposed Commission action.
  • The first event will take place on 5 October 2016 at the beautiful Tower Bridge offices of RPC. Places are limited (with some tickets available for full time students), to provide everybody with the opportunity to discuss fully the present and future of EU copyright. You can find further details and register here.
  • The second event will be streamed on YouTube on 6 October 2016: participants can decide to follow it live or watch it at any later time of their choice. This second option is for those who are unable to attend the event on 5 October 2016, eg because based outside London. You can find further details and register here.

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