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EUCD Best Practice Guide: Implementing the EU Copyright Directive in the Digital Age


Urs Gasser


Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society; University of St. Gallen

Silke Ernst


University of St. Gallen - Department of Law and Research Center for Information Law (FIR-HSG)

December 2006

U. of St. Gallen Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2007-01
Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2006-10

Abstract:     
This report provides a set of recommendations for transposing the European Union Copyright Directive (EUCD) into the national copyright frameworks of accession states and candidate countries. The guide, which is based on a peer-produced compilation and comparison of existing implementations of the EUCD across Europe, could also inform future law reform in existing member states.

The report focuses on digital copyright issues and suggests principles aimed at establishing best practices with regard to user autonomy and peer collaboration, diversity, and political and cultural participation. The study includes specific recommendations in controversial areas such as DRM anti-circumvention frameworks, private copying exceptions, teaching exceptions, exceptions for disabled people, exceptions for archives and libraries, as well as recommendations on issues such as reporting on current events, the quotation right, and provisions on caricature and parody, among others.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 29

Keywords: copyright, EUCD, anti-circumvention legislation, copyright exceptions, privatecopying, best practice

JEL Classification: K20, K33, K42, L82, L86

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Date posted: December 19, 2006  

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Gasser, Urs and Ernst, Silke, EUCD Best Practice Guide: Implementing the EU Copyright Directive in the Digital Age (December 2006). U. of St. Gallen Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2007-01; Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2006-10. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=952561 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.952561

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Urs Gasser (Contact Author)
Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society ( email )
Harvard Law School
23 Everett, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
HOME PAGE: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/people/ugasser.html
University of St. Gallen ( email )
Research Center for Information Law
Blumenbergplatz 9
CH-9000 St.Gallen
Switzerland
HOME PAGE: www.fir.unisg.ch
Silke Ernst
University of St. Gallen - Department of Law and Research Center for Information Law (FIR-HSG) ( email )
Varnbuelstr. 14
Saint Gallen, St. Gallen CH-9000
Switzerland
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