Workshop Barcelona: Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Education in the EU


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Workshop Barcelona: Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Education in the EU

  1. 1. Workshop on Training on Open Content Licensing in Europe Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Education in the EU Prof. Raquel Xalabarder Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – UOC Barcelona, 20 Sept. 2012
  2. 2. A fragmented and insufficient approachto ensure education : Use of copyrighted works for purposes of education has always been allowed by Copyright laws and international instruments  BC (and even EUCD) are user/teaching friendly Yet, exempted educational uses remain a matter for domestic laws … and domestic laws are not so generous  Fragmented (non-coherent)  Insufficient (online uses are discriminated)
  3. 3. Insufficient :In analog world: • Teaching is “self-contained” • Minimal economic significance • Quotations / private use-study limitationsIn digital world: • Broad interpretation of exclusive rights  no-room for “de minimis” uses • Specific language, narrow in scope (upload / transmission / download) • Further restricted by DRM + licensing terms
  4. 4. Fragmented: • Quotations (art.5.3d EUCD / art.10.1 BC)  Some teaching uses are already exempted as quotations (and should remain so) • Exceptions for teaching purposes (art.5.3a EUCD / art.10.2 BC) • Private use/study/copying (art.5.2b EUCD / art.9.2 BC)  May exmempt copies /downloads by students • Library exceptions (art.5.2c EUCD / art.9.2 BC)  To obtain the works that will be used for teaching purposes
  5. 5. International instruments Art.10.2 BC: use by way of illustration in publications, broadcasts or …recordings for teaching Art.15.1(d) RC: use solely for the purposes of teaching // Art.15.2 RC: extend BC ones Art.10.1 BC: quotations (mandatory nature) ‘Minor reservations’ (Brussels 1948) Art.9.2 BC: “three-step-test”  also in digital contexts Art.10 WCT, Art.16 WPPT
  6. 6. TEACHING PURPOSESBerne Convention, Art.10(2):“It shall be a matter for legislation in the countries ofthe Union, and for special agreements existing or to beconcluded between them, to permit the utilization, to theextent justified by the purpose, of literary or artisticworks by way of illustration in publications, broadcastsor sound or visual recordings for teaching, providedsuch utilization is compatible with fair practice”
  7. 7. “by way of illustration …for teaching” read in a broad sense: • distance education (“broadcasts” since 1967) and • teaching compilations (“publications” since 1886); provided the use is “compatible with fair practice”… in any format (clear intent to cover any new formats): • digital distance education (on-line) and • digital teaching compilations (web-based).left to domestic laws (non-mandatory exception).
  8. 8. International instrumentsOpen: All works and subject matter All acts of exploitation (including translation)Neutral: Technologically neutral: also online usesFlexible: Educational purposes (instruction, making of compilations and recordings) To the extent justified by the purpose Compatible with fair practice …and three-step-test! Remuneration: not required, but allowed
  9. 9. EU Directive 2001/29/EC:Article 5.3(a):Member States may provide for exceptions or limitationsto the rights of reproduction and communication to thepublic, in the case of:“use for the sole purpose of illustration for teaching orscientific research, as long as the source, including theauthor’s name, is indicated, unless this turns out to beimpossible and to the extent justified by the non-commercial purpose to be achieved.”
  10. 10. Art.5.3 exempts rights of reproduction + com.publ. (makingavailable online) - (Rec.42: “might also exempt certain uses in thecontext of on-demand delivery of works”)  Digitization ? Translation ? Distribution?face-to-face, as well as “distance learning” (Recital 42) and “thenew electronic environment” (Explan. Memorandum)analog and digital media and supports (technology-neutral)might also cover digital teaching compilations (Explan. Memo)all works covered … to the extent justified by the purposeeligibility: “non-commercial nature of the activity” (Recital 42:“organizational structure and means of funding… not decisive”)”illustration for teaching” (= art.10.2 BC?)  something morethan a quotation or a private copy!equitable remuneration not required (but art.5.5 EUCD)
  11. 11. Non-mandatory to EU Member States… Exempted educational uses remain a matter for domestic laws … not so generous! Divergence in national laws
  12. 12. National laws : multiple limitations Educational uses:  Teaching (lectures, exams, debates, work in class, etc)  Compilations for teaching / educational use  School events Quotations works commented, debated, analysed… Private Copy/Use  students’ copies? Fair Use/Dealing (Common law systems) Library uses  Loopholes (and overlaps) among exempted uses: preservation, research… why not teaching purposes?  Online libraries “discriminated”
  13. 13. National laws: Educational usesHeterogeneous solutions: Purposes: education, teaching, instruction, lessons, examinations (… multiple technological contexts) Exempted acts: photocopying, performance, reproduction, distribution, broadcast, making available online (intranet), translation, digitization? Works covered: all kind of works v. some works Benefiting institutions: public, non-profit, all levels? Scope: flexible (extent necessary, fair practice) or limited (as to amount, number of copies) Remuneration: required, allowed, for free
  14. 14. National laws: EU / EEA Any use (may include online uses, translation, etc.)  Cyprus, Czech Rep., Estonia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Poland, Switzerland Reproduction (distribution), public com., making available online  Art.5.3a EUCD  Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia,  Translation: Malta, Netherlands, CH Reproduction (distribution), performance  limited to F2F contexts  Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Slovenia*, Spain  Extended collective licensing (cover online uses)  Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden
  15. 15. National laws: EU / EEA Beneficiaries  educational establishments, schools, universities, etc.  Overlapping with library limitations? Gaps with library limitations?  non-commercial purposes v. non-commercial institutions?  elementary, secondary, university, official degrees, ‘adult’ education? Nature and extent of works  Specific restrictions (# copies, %, fragments, isolated, exclusions …)  Lawfully disclosed works (to extent justified by purpose) Remuneration  5 countries require it: Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands (statutory compulsory license)  3 are silent: Luxembourg, Portugal, Italy  The rest, non-remunerated (teaching uses allowed for free) Further requirements  fair practice, three-step-test, name and source indicated  limited recipients (for online uses: access control)
  16. 16. National laws : Teaching usesEU/EEA:Any use: 7 14Specific acts, 12 including online: 10 10Perf. & Reprod.: 7 8F2F + Ext. Col. Lic.: 5 6Non-EU: 4Perf. & Reprod: 3 2Only performance: 2 0Only reproduction: 13 Any Online F2F ECL Only Only use Perf. Repr. EU/EEA Non-EU Slide extracted from WIPO Study on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Educational Activities, by R. Xalabarder, December 2009, SCCR/19
  17. 17. National laws: UKCA Non-reprographic copying for instruction Anything done for purposes of examination Performance, playing, showing for instruction (not online) Making recordings of broadcasts and cable programs for later educational use (failing licensing scheme) Reprographic copying (of ‘passages’, percentages) for instruction (failing voluntary licensing schemes) digitization allowed under license Making of teaching anthologies for use at educational establishments (very restricted) All of them: provided it is fair dealing, for free (remuneration only under licensing schemes) Voluntary licensing systems in place (cover online uses)
  18. 18. National laws: NetherlandsArt.16:1. Reproduction or publication of parts of a literary, scientific or artistic work exclusively for use as illustrations for teaching purposes, so far as justified by the intended and noncommercial purpose will not be regarded as an infringement of copyright, provided that: 1o. the work from which the part is taken has been published lawfully; 2o. the adoption is in accordance with what might reasonably be accepted under the rules of social custom; 3o. the provisions of Article 25 have been observed; 4o. so far as reasonably possible the source, including the author’s name, has been clearly indicated; and 5o. a fair payment is made to the author or his right-holders.2. In the case of a short work or a work as referred to in article 10, paragraph 1, sub 6°., 9°. Or 11°., the entire work may be taken over for the same purpose and subject to the same conditions.4. The provisions of this article shall also apply where the reproduction is in a language other than the original.
  19. 19. National laws: Spain (1) It shall be lawful to include in one’s own work fragments of the works of others, whether of written, sound or audiovisual character, and also to include isolated works of three-dimensional, photographic, figurative or comparable art character, provided that the works concerned have already been disclosed and that they are included by way of quotation or for analysis, comment or critical assessment. Such use may only be made for teaching or research purposes and to the extent justified by the purpose of the inclusion, and the source and the name of the author of the work shall be stated. (2) Professors of official education will require no authorization by the author to perform acts of reproduction, distribution and communication to the public of small fragments of works or of isolated works of art, or of photographic or figurative nature, excluding textbooks and university treatises, when such acts are done only for purposes of illustration of their educational activities in the classrooms, to the extent justified by the non-commercial purpose and provided that the works have been previously disclosed and that –unless it proves impossible- the name of the author and the source are included. The former paragraph does not include the reproduction, distribution and communication to the public of compilations or collections of fragments of works or of isolated works of art, or of photographic or figurative nature.
  20. 20. National laws: Cyprus7.—(1) Copyright in a scientific, literary, musical or artistic work or a cinematograph film or photograph shall consist in the exclusive right to control the doing in the Republic of any of the following acts: the reproduction in any form, sale, rental, distribution, lending, advertising, exhibiting in public, the communication to the public, the broadcasting, the translation, adaptation and any other arrangement, of the whole work or a substantial part thereof:Provided that copyright in any such work shall not include the right to control—(j) any use made of a work by such public libraries, non-commercial collection and documentation centres and scientific institutions as may be prescribed, where such use is in the public interest, no revenue is derived therefrom and no admission fee is charged for the communication, if any, to the public of the work thus used;(r) Any use of works, to the extent justified by the non-commercial purpose to be achieved
  21. 21. Austria: Art.42(6) « Schools and Universities shall be allowed to make and distributecopies of works for purposes of school use and/or teaching in the context of theiracademic activity, in the quantities required for a specific class or academic activity(reproduction for teaching purposes), on the supports provided for under paragraph 1[paper and any similar supports] only for non-commercial ends. The authorization toreproduce works for use at school shall not apply to works which by their nature anddesignation, are intended for school use or teaching.»U.K.: Sec.32 « (1) Copyright in a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work is not infringedby its being copied in the course of instruction or of preparation for instruction,provided the copying (a) is done by a person giving or receiving the instruction, (b) isnot by means of a reprographic process, and (c) is accompanied by sufficientacknowledgement, and provided that the instruction is for a non-commercial purpose.»Greece: Art.21 Reproduction for Teaching Purposes.- « It shall be permissible, without theconsent of the author and without payment, to reproduce articles lawfully published in anewspaper or periodical, short extracts of a work or parts of a short work or a lawfullypublished work of fine art work exclusively for teaching or examination purposes at aneducational establishment, in such measure as is compatible with the aforementionedpurpose, provided that the reproduction is effected in accordance with fair practice anddoes not conflict with the normal exploitation. The reproduction must be accompaniedby an indication of the source and of the names of the author and the publisher, providedthat the said names appear on the source.»
  22. 22. Italy: Art.70(1) « The abridgement, quotation or reproduction of fragments or parts of awork and their communication to the public shall be free if they are made for thepurpose of criticism or discussion, within the limits justified by such purposes andprovided that they do not constitute competition with the economic exploitation of the work;if they are made for purposes of teaching or scientific research, the use must –inaddition to the above- be made for illustration and non-commercial ends.»Netherlands: Art. 16 «1.- The following shall not be deemed an infringement of copyrightin a literary, scientifc or artistic works : (a) the taking over of parts of works inpublications or sound or visual recordings made for use as illustrations for teachingpurposes, provided : 1º the work from which was taken over has been lawfullycommunicated to the public ; 2º the taking over is in conformity with that which may bereasonably accepted in accordance with social custom ; 3º the provisions of art.25 havebeen taken into account ; 4º the source is clearly indicated, together with the indicationof the author if it appears in the source ; and 5º an equitable remuneration be paid to theauthor or his successors in title.»Luxembourg: Art. 10 « Once the work, other than a database, has been lawfully madeavailable to the public, the author cannot prohibit: …(2) the reproduction andcommunication to the public of works for illustration of teaching or for scientificresearch and to the extent justified by the non-commercial ends to achieve andprovided that such use is according to good practices and that –unless it isimpossible- the source included the author’s name is duly indicated.»
  23. 23. Germany: Art. 52.a « (1) It is allowed to communicate to the public small parts of awork, short works or isolated articles of newspapers or periodicals, 1. for purposes ofillustration for teaching in schools and universities only for the participants in acourse ; or 2. only for a limited circle of persons for their scientific research; to the extentthat the communication to the public is necessary for these purposes and is justified fornon-commercial purposes. (2) The communication to the public of a work designed forteaching purposes can only be made with the authorization of the author. Thecommunication to the public of a filmwork can only be made with the authorization of theauthor in the two years following the start of the exploitation of the film. (3) It is also allowedunder paragraph 1, to make reproductions related to the communication to the publicto the extent necessary for that purpose. (4) The communication to the public underparagraphs 1 and 2, as well as reproductions made in relation with it, grant a right to anequitable remuneration in favor of the author. These rights can only be managed bymeans of a collecting society.”
  24. 24. QUOTATIONSEU Directive Art.5.3(d): Member States may provide forexceptions or limitations to the rights of reproduction andcommunication to the public, in the case of:“quotations for purposes such as criticism or review, providedthat they relate to a work or other subject matter which hasalready been lawfully made available to the public, that, unlessthis turns our to be impossible, the source, including the author’sname, is indicated, and that their use is in accordance with fairpractice, and to the extent required by the specific purpose.”Quotation limitations in national laws are narrower :•Restricted to specific purposes (teaching not included)•Restricted to only some kind of works, to short fragments, etc
  25. 25. LIBRARIESEU Directive Art.5.2(c): Member States may provide forexceptions or limitations to the rights of reproduction, in the caseof:“in respect of specific acts of reproduction made by publiclyaccessible libraries, educational establishments or museums, orby archives, which are not for direct or indirect economic orcommercial advantage.”-only covers reproduction! …no “delivery”? (Rec.40: “no online delivery”) /art.53.a) German Law-no compensation requirement (albeit art.5.5 EUCD)Library limitations in national laws are even narrower:-specific purposes (preservation, research, study, etc)-Educational establishments are not included  gaps!
  26. 26. Teaching compilations: • On-line asynchronous teaching results in the making of teaching compilations. • Covered by Art.10(2) BC and Art.5.3(a) EU Directive. • Not by domestic laws: - Allowed, remunerated, subject to regulations and compulsory licensing (Italy, U.K) - Allowed, free after the Author’s death (Greece) - Author’s consent while alive (Belgium) - Silence (France, Spain)  not enough for DDE: only cover reproduction, only fragments, etc.
  27. 27. National laws: Teaching CompilationsCommon Law Countries 3 non-remunerated: Canada, UK, Ireland 14 Not exempted in 2 countries: USA, Israel 12EU/EEA: 10 8 (10) non-remunerated: Bulgaria, Czechia, 8 Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania (UK, Ireland) 6 9 remunerated: Austria, Estonia, Germany, 4 Italy, Nether., Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, 2 Belgium (upon author’s death) 0 5 with extended collective license: Denmark, Non- Rem. ECL Not Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland Rem. exempted Not exempted in 7 countries: France, Liecht., Common Law EU/EEA Others Lux., Malta, Slovakia, Spain, SwitzerlandOTHERS (Non-EU/EEA): 13 non-remunerated: Albania (incl. translation), Andorra (only reprod.), Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey?, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, 3 remunerated: Bosnia & Herz., Macedonia, Croatia (only reprod.) Not exempted in 3 countries: Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia
  28. 28. Private use/copying: • Art.5.2 EU Directive: “reproduction made by a natural person for private use” • Domestic laws: “use” vs. “reproduction” / “private use” vs. “research and study”  Likely to cover downloads made by students, of works used for teaching.
  29. 29. National laws: School EventsCommon Law Countries All 5 exempted: USA, Canada, UK, 20 Ireland, IsraelEU/EEA: 15 17 exempted: Belgium, Bulgaria, 10 Czechia, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, 5 Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia. Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, 0 Sweden. Exempted Non-exemptedNon EU/EEA: Common Law EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA 4 exempted: Armenia, Bosnia & Herz., Croatia, Macedonia
  30. 30. Voluntary LicensingFor all non-exempted uses  voluntary licensing Collective licensing:  voluntary (USA), “stirred” by legislator (UK), extended (Nordic countries)  Practical difficulties:  CMO’s insufficient mandate of rights (ultimately voluntary)  Difficult to enforce (users not willing to accept them) Individual licensing - Practical difficulties:  identifying & locating owner  timely responses  Unreasonable terms & prices (fear of downstream uses, insensitive to needs of education)
  31. 31. Voluntary Licensing Unbalanced interests?  Denial of license (right to prohibit use of a work for teaching purposes)  Should (to what extent) authors’ exclusive rights prevail over education?  DRMs and licensing terms further restricting educational uses?  We must be vigilant on how practices evolve and ensure teaching exceptions remain effective  Voluntary licensing schemes (and DRMs) are insufficient (in most countries) and can’t be trusted to find the right “balance” between interests at stake
  32. 32. Conclusions Fragmented, insufficient, non-uniform solutions Online teaching uses discriminated (not all national legislators are sensitive to needs of online education)  E&L should be technology-neutral (under different conditions) Lack of an international uniform rules aggravated by the “territoriality” of copyright: de facto impediment for the development of digital distance education within a lawful copyright framework. Education is a strong public interest  Exceptions and limitations should be a matter of strict public policy (addressed by the law): Mandatory limitations!?