Selected Aspects of Implementing Article 17 of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market into National Law – Comment of the European Copyright Society

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Axel Metzger

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Juristische Fakultät

Martin Senftleben

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Estelle Derclaye

University of Nottingham, School of law

Thomas Dreier

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Christophe Geiger

Université de Strasbourg - CEIPI

Jonathan Griffiths

Queen Mary University of London, School of Law

Reto Hilty

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition; University of Zurich; Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU)

P. Bernt Hugenholtz

University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Thomas Riis

University of Copenhagen; University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Law

Ole Andreas Rognstad

University of Oslo

Alain M. Strowel

Saint Louis University; University of Liege

Tatiana Synodinou

University of Cyprus

Raquel Xalabarder

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

Date Written: April 27, 2020

Abstract

The national implementation of Article 17 of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (DSMD) poses particular challenges. Article 17 is one of the most complex – and most controversial – provisions of the new legislative package which EU Member States must transpose into national law by 7 June 2021. Seeking to contribute to the debate on implementation options, the European Copyright Society addresses several core aspects of Article 17 that may play an important role in the national implementation process. It deals with the concept of online content-sharing service providers (OCSSPs) before embarking on a discussion of the licensing and content moderation duties which OCSSPs must fulfil in accordance with Article 17(1) and (4). The analysis also focuses on the copyright limitations mentioned in Article 17(7) that support the creation and dissemination of transformative user-generated content (UGC). It also discusses the appropriate configuration of complaint and redress mechanisms set forth in Article 17(9) that seek to reduce the risk of unjustified content removals. Finally, the European Copyright Society addresses the possibility of implementing direct remuneration claims for authors and performers, and explores the private international law aspect of applicable law – an impact factor that is often overlooked in the debate.

Keywords: EU copyright law, licensing, content moderation, user-generated content, algorithmic enforcement, filtering mechanisms, collective copyright management, freedom of expression, transformative use, private international law, applicable law, copyright contract law, notice-and-takedown, content hosting

Suggested Citation

Metzger, Axel and Senftleben, Martin and Derclaye, Estelle and Dreier, Thomas and Geiger, Christophe and Griffiths, Jonathan and Hilty, Reto and Hugenholtz, P. Bernt and Riis, Thomas and Rognstad, Ole Andreas and Strowel, Alain M. and Synodinou, Tatiana and Xalabarder, Raquel, Selected Aspects of Implementing Article 17 of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market into National Law – Comment of the European Copyright Society (April 27, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3589323 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3589323

Axel Metzger

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Juristische Fakultät ( email )

Humboldt Universität
Unter den Linden 6
Berlin, 10099
Germany
10099 (Fax)

Martin Senftleben (Contact Author)

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

Rokin 84
Amsterdam, 1012 KX
Netherlands

Estelle Derclaye

University of Nottingham, School of law ( email )

Nottingham NG7 2RD
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/law2/staff/estelle.derclaye

Thomas Dreier

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ( email )

Kaiserstraße 12
Karlsruhe, Baden Württemberg 76131
Germany

Christophe Geiger

Université de Strasbourg - CEIPI ( email )

11 rue du Maréchal Juin
BP 68
Strasbourg, 67046
France

HOME PAGE: http://www.ceipi.edu

Jonathan Griffiths

Queen Mary University of London, School of Law ( email )

67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3JB
United Kingdom

Reto Hilty

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

Marstallplatz 1
Munich, Bayern 80539
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.ip.mpg.de

University of Zurich

Rämistrasse 74/7
Zürich, CH-8001
Switzerland

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU)

Munich, 80539
Germany

P. Bernt Hugenholtz

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

P.O. Box 1030
Amsterdam, 1000 BA
Netherlands

Thomas Riis

University of Copenhagen ( email )

Studiestraede 6
Copenhagen, DK - 1455
Denmark

University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Law ( email )

Studiestraede 6
Studiestrade 6
Copenhagen, DK-1455
Denmark

Ole Andreas Rognstad

University of Oslo ( email )

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

Alain M. Strowel

Saint Louis University ( email )

220 North Grand Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63103
United States

University of Liege

B-4000 Liege
Belgium

Tatiana Synodinou

University of Cyprus ( email )

Nicosia
Cyprus

Raquel Xalabarder

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) ( email )

Tibidabo Av. 39-43
08035 Barcelona, Barcelona 08035
Spain

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