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EU COPYRIGHT LAW

A Commentary

IRINI STAMATOUDI, PAUL TORREMANS

This significantly revised and updated second edition addresses the rapid development of EU copyright law in relation to the advancement of new technologies, the need for a borderless digital market and the considerable number of EU legal instruments enacted as a result. Taking a comparative approach, the Commentary provides comprehensive coverage and in-depth commentary on each of the EU legal instruments and policies, both from an EU and an international perspective. Alongside full legislative analysis and article-by-article commentary, the Commentary illustrates the underlying basic principles of free movement and non-discrimination and provides insights into the influence of copyright on other areas of EU policy, including telecoms and bilateral trade agreements.
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CONTENTS

Extended contents

List of contributors

Table of cases

Table of legal instruments

Introduction

Irini Stamatoudi and Paul Torremans

PART I    GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF EUROPEAN COPYRIGHT

1.    Is there a concept of European copyright law? History, evolution, policies and politics and the acquis communautaire

       Agnès Lucas-Schloetter

2.    The principle of non-discrimination

       Cristiana Sappa

3.    The principle of free movement of goods: community exhaustion and parallel imports

       Benedetta Ubertazzi

4.    The essential facilities principle and other issues of competition

       Alison Firth

PART II    THE EU DIRECTIVES AND REGULATIONS

5.    The Software Directive

      Marie-Christine Janssens

6.    The Rental and Lending Rights Directive

       Sylvie Nérisson

7.    The Satellite and Cable Directive

       Jan Rosén

8.    The Term Directive

       Gemma Minero

9.    The Database Directive

       Estelle Derclaye

10.  The Resale Right Directive

       Jens Gaster and Irini Stamatoudi

11.  The Information Society Directive

       Christophe Geiger, Franciska Schönherr, Irini Stamatoudi, Paul Torremans and Stavroula Karapapa

12.  The Enforcement Directive

       Irini Stamatoudi and Olivier Vrins

13.  The Orphan Works Directive

       Uma Suthersanen and Maria Mercedes Frabboni

14.  The Collective Rights Management Directive

       Lucie Guibault and Sabine Jacques

15.  The Portability Regulation

       Katja Weckström Lindroos and Nguyen Ho Bich Hang

16.  The Marrakesh Treaty on Certain Permitted Uses for the Benefit of Blind, Visually Impaired and Print-disabled Persons

       Raquel Xalabarder

17.  The Digital Single Market Directive

       Irini Stamatoudi and Paul Torremans

18.  Access and re-use of public sector information in a copyright perspective

       Cristiana Sappa

19.  A United States perspective on Digital Single Market Directive Article 17

       Jane C. Ginsburg

20.  The Netcab Directive

       Tom Rivers

PART III    EU POLICIES AND ACTIONS

21.  The EU policies and actions in the fight against piracy

       Olivier Vrins

22.  Bringing Europe’s cultural heritage online: initiatives and challenges

       Nadine Klass, Hajo Rupp and Julia Wildgans

23.  From a ‘Digital Agenda for Europe’, to a ‘Digital Single Market’, to a ‘Europe Fit for the Digital Age’: a decade of European Union copyright policy in the shadow of crises

       Benjamin Farrand

24.  Intellectual property and the EU rules on private international law: match or mismatch?

       Paul Torremans

25.  The export of EU copyright law: the example of the Free Trade Agreements

       Zoi Mavroskoti

PART IV    PRESENT AND FUTURE OF COPYRIGHT IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

26.  The EU stance in international matters

       Gillian Davies and Bernd Justin Jütte

27.  The role of the Court of Justice in the development of EU copyright law: an empirical experience

       Marcella Favale

28.  Towards a European copyright law: territoriality and limitations and exceptions as major outstanding issues

       Paul Torremans and Khamchanh Keosomphan

29.  Advocating an EU copyright title

       Alain Strowel

30.  Conclusion

       Irini Stamatoudi and Paul Torremans

Index