Research Handbook on Copyright Law
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Research Handbook on Copyright Law

Second Edition

Edited by Paul Torremans

This second edition is a timely presentation of the state-of-the-art in copyright research. Copyright law is currently at the centre of many debates and the subject of substantive new developments. The new edition of the Research Handbook captures these fast moving developments and goes far beyond a mere update of the chapters. All of the topical chapters are completely new and the authors have been chosen for their expertise and excellence in the areas concerned. Research Handbook on Copyright Law offers global coverage, both in terms of substance and in terms of author expertise, and maps both the present and future of the discipline. It will prove an invaluable research tool for all those involved in copyright research who wish to keep up with the pace at which this area of law is evolving.
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Chapter 13: Private copying exception and payment of fair compensation: EU case-law

Gemma Minero


The InfoSoc Directive regulates an optional private copying exception, which must be accompanied by the condition that fair compensation must be guaranteed to rightholders. The need for the private copying exception does not raise any doubts as far as concerns copyright. However, the question of remuneration or compensation for the harm to rightholders that results from it is currently giving rise to vigorous debate in several EU Member States. This chapter analyzes recent European case-law on this subject matter. Keywords: Private copying exception, fair compensation, InfoSoc Directive, Court of Justice of the European Union, Padawan, EGEDA.

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