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Eleonora Rosati - EU Copyright Law - 23rd Fordham IP Conference


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Outline of main judicial and policy developments in the area of EU copyright in 2014-2015

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Eleonora Rosati - EU Copyright Law - 23rd Fordham IP Conference

  1. 1. Fordham IP Conference 3B - Court of Justice of the European Union Developments Cambridge, 8 April 2015 Dr Eleonora Rosati @eLAWnora EU Copyright Law
  2. 2. Contents • Recap of main recent CJEU cases • Recap of EU policy activity in the past year • Great minds think alike?
  3. 3. Main recent CJEU decisions • Scope of exclusive rights • Hyperlinking cases (Svensson, BestWater, C More). New one on its way (Playboy) • Digital exhaustion under InfoSoc Directive: Art&Allposters • Exceptions and limitations • Parody: Deckmyn • Digitisation by libraries: Ulmer • Private copying: ACI Adam; Copydan • Copyright and contract • Meaning of ‘licensing terms’: Ulmer • Contractual override: Ryanair • Enforcement • Jurisdiction in online infringement cases: Hejduk
  4. 4. EU copyright reform plans
  5. 5. Quick recap • Public Consultation (Dec 2013-Mar 2014) • Access to content and licence segmentation • Exclusive rights • Exceptions and limitations • Formalities • Duration and identifiers • Fair remuneration and contracts • Civil enforcement and role of ISPs • More harmonisation? • Leaked draft White Paper • Premature to address • Digital exhaustion → Art&Allposters • E-lending → Dutch reference • Mass digitisation → Ulmer • More harmonisation of private copying levies → Copydan
  6. 6. New Commission • Commission should release soft law instrument in May • In Autumn a legislative package • On what? • Geo-blocking and content portability seem to be main thing • Not on issues recently addressed by CJEU
  7. 7. How many copyright law-makers are there at the EU level? @eLAWnora Thanks for your attention!