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Research Handbook on the Future of EU Copyright

Research Handbook on the Future of EU Copyright

Research Handbooks in Intellectual Property series

Edited by Estelle Derclaye

It has been over fifteen years since the EU started harmonising copyright law. This original Handbook takes stock and questions what the future of EU copyright should be. What went wrong with the harmonisation acquis? What did the directives do well? Should copyright be further harmonised? Each of the 25 recognised copyright experts from different European countries gives a critical account of the EU harmonisation carried out on several aspects of copyright law (subject-matter, originality, duration, rights, defences etc.), and asks whether further harmonisation is desirable or not. This way, the Handbook not only gives guidance to European institutions as to what remains to be done or needs to be remedied but is also the first overall picture of current and future EU copyright law.

Chapter 10: Moral Rights

Willem Grosheide

Subjects: law - academic, intellectual property law


and first ownership mirror the traditional differences between copyright systems and author’s rights systems.3 An overview of the current debate is given by the contributions in Guibault, Lucie and P. Bernt Hugenholtz (eds) (2006), The Future of the Public Domain, Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer; Hilty, Reto M. and C. Geiger (eds), (2007), Impulse für eine europäische Harmonisierung des Urheberrechts/Perspectives d’harmonisation du droit d’auteur en Europe, Berlin, etc.: Springer; see also Geiger, C., ‘ “Constitutionalising” Intellectual Property Law? The Influence of Fundamental Rights on Intellectual Property in the European Union’, (2006) 37 IIC 371; Hilty, Reto M., ‘Sündenbock Urheberrecht?’, in Ansgar Ohly and Diethelm Klippel (eds) (2007), Geistiges Eigentum und Gemeinfreiheit, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, pp. 107–44; Lessig, Lawrence (2001), The Future of Ideas, New York: Random House. 2 See the ‘four puzzles’ identified by Julie E. Cohen (2006), ‘Copyright, Commodification and Culture: Locating the Public Domain’, in Guibault and Hugenholtz (supra, n. 1), pp. 121, 122. 3 On which see Davies, G., ‘The Convergence of Copyright and Authors’ Rights – Reality or Chimera?’ (1995) 26 IIC 1995, 964, 969 et seq.; Ellins, Julia (1997), Copyright Law, Urheberrecht und ihre Harmonisierung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot; Strowel, Alain (1993), Droit d’auteur et copyright: Divergences et convergences, Bruxelles: Bruylant; from an economic perspective Koelman, K.J., ‘Copyright Law and Economics in the EU Copyright Directive: Is the Droit d´Auteur Passé?’, (2004) 35 IIC 603. 1 212 Economic rights 213 The area of copyright...

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