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EU Copyright Reform: The Case for a Publisher's Right

Intellectual Property Quarterly 1/2018, Forthcoming

42 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2017 Last revised: 6 Jan 2018

Thomas Hoppner

Technical University Wildau; Hausfeld RA LLP

Date Written: December 3, 2017


This paper investigates the merits of a new related right press publisher. To this end, the paper investigates the economic and technical background and outlines the potential effects of the European Commission’s current proposal for a publisher’s right. The paper comes to the conclusion that the proposed publisher’s right is both justified and proportionate to address pressing market failures in the area of the online press.

Keywords: copyright, Article 11, publisher's right, press publishers, related right

JEL Classification: K

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Hoppner, Thomas, EU Copyright Reform: The Case for a Publisher's Right (December 3, 2017). Intellectual Property Quarterly 1/2018, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN:

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