Study on the Implementation and Effect in Member States' Laws of Directive 2001/29/EC on the Harmonisation of Certain Aspects of Copyright and Related Rights in the Information Society

Report to the European Commission, DG Internal Market, February 2007

Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2012-28

Institute for Information Law Research Paper No. 2012-23

214 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2012 Last revised: 23 Apr 2014

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Lucie Guibault

Schulich School of Law

Guido Westkamp

Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute

Thomas Rieber-Mohn

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: February 16, 2012

Abstract

This study, commissioned by the European Commission, examines the application of Directive 2001/29/EC in the light of the development of the digital market. Its purpose is to consider how Member States have implemented the Directive into national law and to assist the Commission in evaluating whether the Directive, as currently formulated, remains the appropriate response to the continuing challenges faced by the stakeholders concerned, such as rights holders, commercial users, consumers, educational and scientific users. As set out in specifications of the study set out by the Commission, its aim is 'to assess the role that the Directive has played in fostering the digital market for goods and services in the four years since its adoption'. The impact of the Directive on the development of digital (chiefly online) business models, therefore, will be the focal point of our enquiry throughout this study.

Suggested Citation

Guibault, L. and Westkamp, Guido and Rieber-Mohn, Thomas, Study on the Implementation and Effect in Member States' Laws of Directive 2001/29/EC on the Harmonisation of Certain Aspects of Copyright and Related Rights in the Information Society (February 16, 2012). Report to the European Commission, DG Internal Market, February 2007, Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2012-28, Institute for Information Law Research Paper No. 2012-23, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2006358

L. Guibault (Contact Author)

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Guido Westkamp

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Thomas Rieber-Mohn

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