Teaching Exceptions in European Copyright Law - Important Policy Questions Remain
21 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2006
Date Written: August 2006
The paper seeks to explore the implementation of the EU Copyright Directive (EUCD) provisions on research and teaching in selected Member States using a fictitious case study of a professor who scans parts of a textbook, copies some digital articles, uploads them to the university's web server and gives passwords to the students enrolled in his class. After a rough clustering of country-specific implementations, the permissibility of the uses made in the case scenario is explored under five representative jurisdictions: Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Malta, and Slovenia. Finally, the authors raise a couple of policy questions that emanate from the previous analysis.
Keywords: European Copyright Directive, Education, eLearning, Comparative law
JEL Classification: I28, K33, K39
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