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E Rosati - The New EU Copyright Directive: Towards a Greater Responsibilization of Online Platforms?

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Slides of my talk at the Colloque ‘Les Nouveaux Modes de Responsabilisation des Plateformes en Ligne’, held in Paris (France) on 9 November 2018

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E Rosati - The New EU Copyright Directive: Towards a Greater Responsibilization of Online Platforms?

  1. 1. The New EU Copyright Directive Towards a Greater Responsibilization of Online Platforms? Le Nouveaux Modes de Responsabilisation des Plateformes en Ligne Paris, 9 November 2018 Dr Eleonora Rosati eleonora@e-lawnora.com @eLAWnora
  2. 2. Contents • Most controversial provisions – (Article 11) – Debate around Article 13 • Will it ‘kill the internet’? • Myth and reality
  3. 3. Debate around Article 13
  4. 4. • Closing the ‘gap’ • The EU Commission’s proposal • A ‘censorship machine’? – E-commerce Directive (Directive 2000/31) • Prohibition of general monitoring (Article 15) • Safe harbours (Article 14)
  5. 5. Features of the value gap provision • The Council and EU Parliament texts • Core features – Direct (primary) liability of platforms – Licensing – Filtering? – Exclusions
  6. 6. Will it ‘kill the internet’?
  7. 7. Myth and reality (1) The state of copyright law in Europe (2) Do platforms communicate to the public? (3) Filtering
  8. 8. (1) The state of copyright law in Europe • Broad economic rights – High level of protection • Closed lists of exceptions and limitations – Three-step test – A level playing field?
  9. 9. (2) Do platforms communicate to the public? • Right of communication to the public – ‘Indispensible intervention’ • What platforms? – Rogue platforms: The Pirate Bay (C-610/15, 2017) – YouTube? (Referral from Germany, 2018 – in progress)
  10. 10. (3) Filtering • Article 15 E-commerce Directive • CJEU case law – Scarlet, C-70/10 and Netlog, C-360/10 – L’Oréal, C-324/09 – UPC Telekabel, C-314/12
  11. 11. Conclusion Not a radical departure A vision for EU copyright? Risk of obsolescence? National implementations
  12. 12. Thanks for your attention! eleonora@e-lawnora.com @eLAWnora

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