The Changing Role of Intermediaries in Copyright Enforcement

12 Pages Posted: 1 May 2012

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Sebastian Felix Schwemer

University of Copenhagen, Centre for Information and Innovation Law (CIIR); University of Oslo, Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law (NRCCL)

Date Written: April 30, 2012

Abstract

This short article analyses one of multiple intersections between the disciplines ‘communications law’ and ‘intellectual property law’: Internet (access) service providers (ISPs) and their changing role in the enforcement of copyright. This article examines the global shift from passive-reactive to more active harbour schemes for intermediaries and provides a general framework and overview on the various policy options. It describes legislative and other approaches taken on both, national and international level. Finally, it puts the proposed Canadian regime into perspective and concludes with considering some broader policy implications.

Keywords: Intellectual Property Law, Communications Law, Telecommunications Policy, Copyright Enforcement, Intermediaries, ISP

Suggested Citation

Schwemer, Sebastian Felix, The Changing Role of Intermediaries in Copyright Enforcement (April 30, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2048876 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2048876

Sebastian Felix Schwemer (Contact Author)

University of Copenhagen, Centre for Information and Innovation Law (CIIR) ( email )

Karen Blixens Plads 16
Copenhagen, 2300
Denmark

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University of Oslo, Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law (NRCCL)

St. Olavsplass 5
Oslo, Oslo 0130
Norway

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