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"Towards a modern, more European copyright framework", or, how to rebrand the same old approach?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ben FarrandORCiD



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Under the auspices of the Communication on a "Modern, More European Copyright Framework", the European Commission has brought forward a series of proposals seeking to facilitate easier cross-border portability of content, greater flexibilities and exceptions to copyright for activities such as text and data mining, while ensuring the effective enforcement of copyright online. However, the proposal for a Directive has been subject to intense lobbying from all sides, with revisions to the proposal strengthening enforcement and broadening the rights afforded. This comment focuses on the nature of the lobbying undertaken by interested parties, and how it represents a continuation of "business as usual" for copyright reform

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Author(s): Farrand B

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: European Intellectual Property Review

Year: 2019

Volume: 41

Issue: 2

Pages: 65-69

Print publication date: 10/01/2019

Online publication date: 10/01/2019

Acceptance date: 30/10/2018

Date deposited: 04/04/2019

ISSN (print): 0142-0461

Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd