The Recasting of Copyright & Related Rights for the Knowledge Economy

Report to the European Commission, DG Internal Market, p. 308, November 2006

Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2012-44

Institute for Information Law Research Paper No. 2012-38

309 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 2012 Last revised: 31 Mar 2012

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P. Bernt Hugenholtz

University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Mireille van Eechoud

Institute for Information Law University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Law

Stef van Gompel

VU University Amsterdam

Natali Helberger

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

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Date Written: March 8, 2012

Abstract

Study carried out by the Institute for Information Law for the European Commission (DG Internal Market). Chapters 1 and 2 describe and examine the existing 'acquis communautaire' in the field of copyright and related (neighbouring) rights, with special focus on inconsistencies and unclarities. Chapters 3-6 deal with distinct issues that were identified a priori by the European Commission as meriting special attention: possible extension of the term of protection of phonograms (Chapter 3), possible alignment of the term of protection of co-written musical works (Chapter 4), the problems connected to multiple copyright ownership, including the issue of 'orphan works' (Chapter 5), and copyright awareness among consumers (Chapter 6). Chapter 7 provides an overall assessment of the benefits and drawbacks of the fifteen years of harmonisation of copyright and related rights in the EU and dwells on regulatory alternatives.

Suggested Citation

Hugenholtz, P. Bernt and van Eechoud, Mireille M. M. and van Gompel, Stef and Helberger, Natali, The Recasting of Copyright & Related Rights for the Knowledge Economy (March 8, 2012). Report to the European Commission, DG Internal Market, p. 308, November 2006, Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2012-44, Institute for Information Law Research Paper No. 2012-38, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2018238

P. Bernt Hugenholtz (Contact Author)

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

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Mireille M. M. Van Eechoud

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

Amsterdam, 1018 WB
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Stef Van Gompel

VU University Amsterdam ( email )

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Amsterdam, ND North Holland 1081 HV
Netherlands

Natali Helberger

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

Kloveniersburgwal 48
1012 CX Amsterdam
Netherlands

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