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Constructing European Intellectual Property

Constructing European Intellectual Property

Achievements and New Perspectives

European Intellectual Property Institutes Network series

Edited by Christophe Geiger

This detailed study presents various perspectives on what further actions are necessary to provide the circumstances and tools for the construction of a truly balanced European intellectual property system. The book takes as its starting point that the ultimate aim of such a system should be to ensure sustainable and innovation-based economic growth while enhancing free circulation of ideas and cultural expressions. Being the first in the European Intellectual Property Institutes Network (EIPIN) series, this book lays down some concrete foundations for a deeper understanding of European intellectual property law and its complex interplay with other fields of jurisprudence as well as its impact on a broad array of spheres of social interaction. In so doing, it provides a well needed platform for further research.

Chapter 14: Consume and share: making copyright fit for the digital agenda

Marco Ricolfi

Subjects: law - academic, european law, intellectual property law


As it often happens, the title of my chapter has an ambiguous ring to it. Are we trying to figure out which set of specific changes in copyright legislation would help in achieving the targets set by the specific policy document released by the EU Commission last year; or are we supposed to deal with a broad new vision of the role of copyright intended to foster the generation and dissemination of creativity in the new digital environment? Are we talking about EU Directives or the Berne Convention; about short term or medium term?

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