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The Recommendation on Measures to Safeguard Fundamental Rights and the Open Internet in the Framework of the EU Copyright Reform

24 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2017 Last revised: 22 Oct 2017

Martin Senftleben

VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Law

Christina Angelopoulos

University of Cambridge

Giancarlo Frosio

Université de Strasbourg - CEIPI; Stanford Law School, CIS

Valentina Moscon

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition; Università degli Studi di Trento - Faculty of Law

Miquel Peguera

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC); Stanford University - Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

Ole Andreas Rognstad

University of Oslo

Date Written: October 17, 2017

Abstract

Article 13 of the Proposed EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market and the accompanying Recital 38 are amongst the most controversial parts of the European Commission’s copyright reform package. Several Members States (Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands and Germany) have submitted questions seeking clarification on aspects that are essential to the guarantee of fundamental rights in the EU and to the future of the Internet as an open communication medium. The following analysis discusses these questions in the light of the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union. It offers guidelines and background information for the improvement of the proposed new legislation.

Keywords: EU copyright reform, digital single market, safe harbour for hosting, fundamental rights, freedom of expression, protection of personal data, privacy, freedom to conduct a business, E-Commerce Directive, Information Society Directive, communication to the public, user-generated content, value gap

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Senftleben, Martin and Angelopoulos, Christina and Frosio, Giancarlo and Moscon, Valentina and Peguera, Miquel and Rognstad, Ole Andreas, The Recommendation on Measures to Safeguard Fundamental Rights and the Open Internet in the Framework of the EU Copyright Reform (October 17, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3054967

Martin Senftleben (Contact Author)

VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Law ( email )

De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://www.rechten.vu.nl/senftleben

Christina Angelopoulos

University of Cambridge ( email )

Trinity Ln
Cambridge, CB2 1TN
United Kingdom

Giancarlo Frosio

Université de Strasbourg - CEIPI ( email )

11 Rue de Marechal Juin
BP68
Strasbourg
France

HOME PAGE: http://www.ceipi.edu/en/ceipi/the-ceipi-team/giancarlo-frosio/

Stanford Law School, CIS ( email )

559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
United States

HOME PAGE: http://https://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/about/people/giancarlo-frosio

Valentina Moscon

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

Marstallplatz
1
München, Deutschland 80539
Germany

Università degli Studi di Trento - Faculty of Law ( email )

Italy

Miquel Peguera

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) ( email )

Tibidabo Av. 39-43
Barcelona, 08035
Spain

Stanford University - Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
United States

HOME PAGE: http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/about/people/miquel-peguera

Ole Andreas Rognstad

University of Oslo ( email )

PO Box 6706 St Olavs plass
Oslo, N-0317
Norway

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