Safeguarding User Freedoms in Implementing Article 17 of the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive: Recommendations From European Academics

8 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2019 Last revised: 5 Dec 2019

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João Quintais

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Giancarlo Frosio

Université de Strasbourg - CEIPI; Stanford University - Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

Stef van Gompel

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

P. Bernt Hugenholtz

University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Martin Husovec

Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC); Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT); Stanford University - Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

Bernd Justin Jütte

University of Nottingham, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, School of Law, Students; University of Luxembourg; Vytautas Magnus University - Faculty of Law

Martin Senftleben

VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Law

Date Written: November 11, 2019

Abstract

On 17 May 2019 the new Directive (EU) 2019/790 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market was officially published (DSM Directive). Article 17 (ex-Article 13) is one of its most controversial provisions. Article 17 tasks the Commission with organizing stakeholder dialogues to ensure uniform application of the obligation of cooperation between online content-sharing service providers (OCSSPs) and right-holders, and to establish best practices with regard to appropriate industry standards of professional diligence. In the discussion on best practices, the provision adds, “special account shall be taken, among other things, of the need to balance fundamental rights and of the use of exceptions and limitations.” This document offers recommendations on user freedoms and safeguards included in Article 17 of the DSM Directive – namely in its paragraphs (7) and (10) – and should be read in the context of the stakeholder dialogue mentioned in paragraph (10).

Keywords: Copyright; Content-Sharing Service Providers; DSM Directive; Article 17; Platforms; Licensing; Digital Single Market; Exceptions and Limitations; Digital Content; Online Services

Suggested Citation

Quintais, João and Frosio, Giancarlo and Gompel, Stef van and Hugenholtz, P. Bernt and Husovec, Martin and Jütte, Bernd Justin and Senftleben, Martin, Safeguarding User Freedoms in Implementing Article 17 of the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive: Recommendations From European Academics (November 11, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3484968 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3484968

João Quintais (Contact Author)

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

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Giancarlo Frosio

Université de Strasbourg - CEIPI ( email )

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Strasbourg
France

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Stanford University - Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society ( email )

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Stef van Gompel

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

Kloveniersburgwal 48
Amsterdam, 1012 CX
Netherlands

P. Bernt Hugenholtz

University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

P.O. Box 1030
Amsterdam, 1000 BA
Netherlands

Martin Husovec

Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) ( email )

Warandelaan 2
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands

Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) ( email )

P.O.Box 90153
Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221
Tilburg, 5037
Netherlands

Stanford University - Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society ( email )

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

Bernd Justin Jütte

University of Nottingham, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, School of Law, Students ( email )

Law and Social Science Building
University Park
Nottingham
United Kingdom

University of Luxembourg ( email )

L-1511 Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Vytautas Magnus University - Faculty of Law ( email )

K. Donelaičio g. 58
Kaunas, LT-44248
Lithuania

Martin Senftleben

VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Law ( email )

De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands

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

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