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A wonderful future for EU copyright … or not? (YouTube streaming)

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Further to the proposal for a regulation on cross-border portability of online content services in late 2015, on 14 September 2016 the European Commission unveiled its new set of proposals to ameliorate EU copyright and achieve a fully functioning digital single market.

These - among other things - include proposals for a new directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market and a regulation on certain online transmissions of broadcasting organisations and retransmissions. 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).

This event will allow participants to review and discuss all these recent developments, including the feasibility (and desirability as such) of proposed Commission action.

It will be possible for participants to follow the event on live YouTube streaming, or at any later time of their choice.


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