On Online Platforms and the Commission's New Proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market

53 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2017

Date Written: January 2017

Abstract

In September 2016, the European Commission published a new Proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Article 13 of this Proposal would introduce a new set of obligations to take measures for the enforcement of copyright for internet intermediaries that host large amounts of works in a public manner. This study, commissioned by MEP Julia Reda, evaluates Article 13, as well as the Recitals that support it. The study concludes that key elements of these provisions are incompatible with existing EU law. On this basis, it provides a series of recommendations for potential amendments.

Keywords: intermediary liability, copyright in the digital single market, the value gap, hosting safe harbour

Suggested Citation

Angelopoulos, Christina, On Online Platforms and the Commission's New Proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (January 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2947800 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2947800

Christina Angelopoulos (Contact Author)

University of Cambridge ( email )

Trinity Ln
Cambridge, CB2 1TN
United Kingdom

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