Article 13 of EU Copyright Directive – A Step Forward or Rearward?

10 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2019

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Himanshu Arora

University of Goettingen (Gottingen), Students

Date Written: December 6, 2018


The present two-part post critically evaluates the much-discussed question in European Union as to whether Article 13 of the Proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (2016) entitled "use of protected content by information society service providers storing and giving access to large amounts of works and other subject-matter uploaded by their users", strikes a fair balance between, on the one hand, the protection of copyrighted-content of copyright-holders on the internet, and, on the other, the competing interests and rights of internet-intermediaries and end-users, keeping in view the current European law and CJEU precedents. The first part of this two-part series would provide some elementary information, which culminated into the formulation of aforesaid directive, while the second part would manifest my views as to the workability and validity of the Directive and its potential to strike a fair balance inter-se competing parties, along with some suggestions.

Keywords: Article 13, EU copyright directive, amendments workability

Suggested Citation

Arora, Himanshu, Article 13 of EU Copyright Directive – A Step Forward or Rearward? (December 6, 2018). Available at SSRN: or

Himanshu Arora (Contact Author)

University of Goettingen (Gottingen), Students ( email )

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