Fair Use in Europe: In Search of Flexibilities

Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2012-39

Institute for Information Law Research Paper No. 2012-33

31 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2012

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P. Bernt Hugenholtz

University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Martin Senftleben

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

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Date Written: February 29, 2012

Abstract

This study examines copyright flexibilities from the perspective of EU, international and national law. Why is there a need for flexibilities in copyright law today and to what extent are open norms compatible with the copyright system? Does the EU and international legal framework leave Member States discretion to adopt in their national laws open ‘fair use’ style limitations and exceptions to copyright? What kinds of flexibility presently exist in national copyright law?

Suggested Citation

Hugenholtz, P. Bernt and Senftleben, Martin, Fair Use in Europe: In Search of Flexibilities (February 29, 2012). Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2012-39, Institute for Information Law Research Paper No. 2012-33, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2013239 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2013239

P. Bernt Hugenholtz (Contact Author)

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Martin Senftleben

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

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