Teaching Exceptions in European Copyright Law - Important Policy Questions Remain

21 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2006

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Silke Ernst

University of St. Gallen - Department of Law and Research Center for Information Law (FIR-HSG)

Daniel M. Häusermann

University of St. Gallen Law School

Date Written: August 2006

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Ernst, Silke and Häusermann, Daniel Markus, Teaching Exceptions in European Copyright Law - Important Policy Questions Remain (August 2006). Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2006-10. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=925950 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.925950

Silke Ernst (Contact Author)

University of St. Gallen - Department of Law and Research Center for Information Law (FIR-HSG) ( email )

Varnbuelstr. 14
Saint Gallen, St. Gallen CH-9000
Switzerland

Daniel Markus Häusermann

University of St. Gallen Law School ( email )

Guisanstr. 36
CH-9010 St. Gallen
Switzerland

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