The Competence of the EU to Create a Neighbouring Right for Publishers
24 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2016 Last revised: 11 Apr 2020
Date Written: September 15, 2016
This paper examines the competence of the EU to introduce a neighbouring right for publishers (including a neighbouring right for press publishers, also called “ancillary copyright”). The assessment of competence is carried out following a step-by-step approach, which involves an analysis of the applicable Treaty norms and an assessment of subsidiarity and proportionality.
Keywords: ancillary copyright; publishers; press publishers; neighbouring right; competence; internal market; lawmaking; European Union
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