Comment of the European Copyright Society Addressing Selected Aspects of the Implementation of Articles 18 to 22 of the Directive (EU) 2019/790 on Copyright in the Digital Single Market

25 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2020 Last revised: 25 Mar 2021

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Valérie Laure Benabou

UVSQ-Paris Saclay

Lionel A. F. Bently

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

Estelle Derclaye

University of Nottingham, School of law

Thomas Dreier

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Severine Dusollier

SciencesPo

Christophe Geiger

Luiss Guido Carli University

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)

Marie-Christine Janssens

Leuven University (KU Leuven); KU Leuven - Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP)

Martin Kretschmer

University of Glasgow - School of Law

Axel Metzger

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Juristische Fakultät

Alexander Peukert

Goethe University Frankfurt - Faculty of Law

Thomas Riis

University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Law

Ole Andreas Rognstad

University of Oslo

Martin Senftleben

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

Alain M. Strowel

Saint Louis University; University of Liège

Tatiana Synodinou

University of Cyprus

Raquel Xalabarder

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

Date Written: June 20, 2020

Abstract

The recently adopted EU directive on copyright in the digital single market provides for the first time a protection of authors and performers in their contractual dealings with economic actors to whom they transfer or license their rights. The European Copyright Society welcomes the protection so offered by the articles 18-22 of the directive and advises the Member States to give full force and efficiency to this part of the Directive.

The fundamental objectives of Articles 18-22 are to entitle authors and performers to an appropriate and proportionate remuneration; to information about the exploitation of their work/performance; and to mechanisms to complain about or revoke an unfair contract. The protection of authors and performers is thus the core principle which should inform the interpretation and implementation of these provisions in the Member States. This Statement analyses the key principles of those provisions and provides for some recommendations forts implementation in EU national laws.

Keywords: copyright, authors, performers, contractual protection, CDSM directive

Suggested Citation

Benabou, Valérie Laure and Bently, Lionel A. F. and Derclaye, Estelle and Dreier, Thomas and Dusollier, Severine and Geiger, Christophe and Griffiths, Jonathan and Hilty, Reto and Hugenholtz, P. Bernt and Janssens, Marie-Christine and Kretschmer, Martin and Metzger, Axel and Peukert, Alexander and Riis, Thomas and Rognstad, Ole Andreas and Senftleben, Martin and Strowel, Alain M. and Synodinou, Tatiana and Xalabarder, Raquel, Comment of the European Copyright Society Addressing Selected Aspects of the Implementation of Articles 18 to 22 of the Directive (EU) 2019/790 on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (June 20, 2020). University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 102, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3695935 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3695935

Valérie Laure Benabou

UVSQ-Paris Saclay ( email )

Lionel A. F. Bently

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law ( email )

10 West Road
Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
United Kingdom

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 )

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Karlsruhe, Baden Württemberg 76131
Germany

Severine Dusollier (Contact Author)

SciencesPo ( email )

Rue de l'Université 13
Paris
France

Christophe Geiger

Luiss Guido Carli University ( email )

Department of Law, Via Parenzo, 11
Rome, Roma 00198
Italy

HOME PAGE: http://giurisprudenza.luiss.it/docenti/cv/353993

Jonathan Griffiths

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

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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

Marie-Christine Janssens

Leuven University (KU Leuven) ( email )

Tiensestraat 41
Minderbroedersstraat 5
Leuven, B-3000
Belgium

KU Leuven - Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) ( email )

Sint-Michielsstraat 6 box 3443
Leuven, 3000
Belgium

Martin Kretschmer

University of Glasgow - School of Law ( email )

CREATe, School of Law
10 The Square
Glasgow, G12 8QQ
United Kingdom

Axel Metzger

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Juristische Fakultät ( email )

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

Alexander Peukert

Goethe University Frankfurt - Faculty of Law ( email )

Frankfurt
Germany

Thomas Riis

University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Law ( email )

Karen Blixens Plads 16
Studiestrade 6
København S, 2300
Denmark

Ole Andreas Rognstad

University of Oslo ( email )

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

Martin Senftleben

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

Rokin 84
Amsterdam, 1012 KX
Netherlands

University of Amsterdam ( email )

Roetersstraat 11
Amsterdam, NE 1018 WB
Netherlands

Alain M. Strowel

Saint Louis University ( email )

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

University of Liège

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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