Online Distribution of Content in the EU
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Online Distribution of Content in the EU

Edited by Taina Pihlajarinne, Juha Vesala and Olli Honkkila

The legal issues surrounding the online distribution of content have recently gained prominence due to the European Commission’s commitment to the Digital Single Market (DSM). This book is one of the first to provide highly topical analysis of the key legal challenges surrounding the online distribution of content, with particular focus on intellectual property rights, competition law and the regulation of new technologies.
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Chapter 2: The DSM Directive: a package (too) full of policies

Martti Kivistö


On 14 September 2016, the European Commission (the Commission) published a proposal for the so called DSM Directive. Ever since, this document has been the subject of heated debate not only within the European Parliament and the Council of Member States, but also among various interested parties, including rightholders, industry lobbies, non-governmental organisations, and consumer representatives. In addition, many academics have analysed the proposal in recent blogs, articles and seminars.

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