Hollywood Puts 3 Baltic Countries into a 'Second Class' of the European Union - or Hollywood Does Not Recognize E.U.'s Single Market from May First 2004

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Henrik Stakemann Spang-Hanssen

Independent; University of Vienna School of Law - Department of Commercial and Business Law

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

In this article I argue that the region-code or zoning made by Hollywood for movie DVDs are in violation with the main principle of the European Single Marked since May First, 2004 when three Baltic countries became members of the E.U. as the latter by Hollywood are put into another DVD zone (the Russian zone) than previous E.U. member states.

I argue that the E.U. must allow its citizens to violate the Hollywood region-code system as it is in violation with the European Single Marked principle, just as no state of the United States would accept to be put into another DVD region-zone than the rest of the states of U.S. I argue the Movie industry should find another and proper feature to protect their copyright.

Finally, I argue that consumers should have no right to make a back-up of or copy a bought DVD. If broken, they must buy a new.

Keywords: Cyberspace, Internet, Copyright, European Union

JEL Classification: K11, K33

Suggested Citation

Spang-Hanssen, Henrik Stakemann, Hollywood Puts 3 Baltic Countries into a 'Second Class' of the European Union - or Hollywood Does Not Recognize E.U.'s Single Market from May First 2004 (2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1105673 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1105673

Henrik Stakemann Spang-Hanssen (Contact Author)

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Schottenbastei 10-16
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Austria
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University of Vienna School of Law - Department of Commercial and Business Law

Schottenbastei 10-16
A-1010 Vienna
Austria
+1 (408) 348-8431 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.hssph.net

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