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Ensuring Intellectual Property Rights in a Digital Age: Discussing the New EU Copyright Reforms Pac

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The emergence of digital technologies is transforming the way of producing, distributing and accessing creative content in the EU. With copyright-intensive industries representing almost 11.6 millions of jobs - 5.4% of employment in the EU - and 6.8% of EU GDP (Factsheet, European Commission, 2018), the EU has recently proposed a new set of copyright reforms that aim to ensure a better functioning of the copyright marketplace; to increase the cross-border access to content online; and to assure wider opportunities to use copyrighted materials in education, research and culture heritage. The Commission’s proposal on EU copyright rules includes a new regulation and a new directive. The new Regulation aims at simplifying the rights clearance for broadcasters and operators of retransmission services that want to offer wider access to TV and radio programmes across borders. The Copyright Directive, supplementing the Directives 96/9/EC and 2001/29/EC, suggests the creation of a new right allowing press publishers to claim remuneration for the online use of their publications and to better monetise and control the distribution of their content online (art 11). Moreover, the Directive intends to impose content monitoring measures on online platforms (art. 13) and to create of a new copyright exception for the use of 'text-and data-mining' techniques in the EU (art.3). In 12th September 2018, the European Parliament adopted an updated version of the Directive, which will be now the subject of trilogue negotiations. However, the Directive is raising high concerns from scholars, experts and internet users. Article 11 is currently the subject of a strong #savethelink campaign on social networks, with users being afraid of losing the right to share links containing article headline, thumbnail picture and short excerpt for free (“Link Tax”). While Article 13 has been well received from the music industry, independent creators fear to see their work removed and be deemed “guilty

  • When: 24 January 2019
  • How much: €204-€395
  • Policy area: Internet & Telecoms
  • Who: Public Policy Exchange
  • Where: Brussels City
  • Registration deadline: No deadline

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