Comments of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law on the Commission Proposal for a Directive on Certain Permitted Uses of Orphan Works

IIC - International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Forthcoming

GRUR Int., Vol. 60, No. 10, pp. 818-821, 2011

Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property & Competition Law Research Paper No. 11-14

11 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2011  

Reto Hilty

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition; University of Zurich; Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Kaya Köklü

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Sylvie Nérisson

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Felix Trumpke

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Date Written: August 10, 2011

Abstract

The Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law comments on the Commission's proposal for a new directive on certain permitted uses of orphan works - COM(2011)289. In principle,the Institute welcomes the proposal of the Commission, which, after years of discussion, is now attempting to create a legal framework allowing libraries in particular both to digitise their archives and to make such archives available in an online library or archive. Instead of addressing the digitisation of public collections or collections as such, the Commission limits itself to orphan works. From the Institute's point of view, this approach raises several - to some extent fundamental - concerns.

Keywords: Orphan work, European Union, Commission, directive, proposal, digitisation, online archive, online library, permitted use, collective rights management, copyright law

Suggested Citation

Hilty, Reto and Köklü, Kaya and Nérisson, Sylvie and Trumpke, Felix, Comments of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law on the Commission Proposal for a Directive on Certain Permitted Uses of Orphan Works (August 10, 2011). IIC - International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Forthcoming; GRUR Int., Vol. 60, No. 10, pp. 818-821, 2011; Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property & Competition Law Research Paper No. 11-14. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1948323

Reto Hilty (Contact Author)

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

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University of Zurich

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Zürich, CH-8001
Switzerland

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Munich, 80539
Germany

Kaya Köklü

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

Marstallplatz 1
Munich, 80539
Germany

Sylvie Nérisson

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

Marstallplatz 1
Munich, 80539
Germany

Felix Trumpke

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

Marstallplatz 1
Munich, 80539
Germany

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