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Marie Möller IW-Policy Paper No. 4 10. February 2016 Digitisation and European Copyright Protection

Between Economic Challenges and Stakeholder Interests

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Digitisation and European Copyright Protection
Marie Möller IW-Policy Paper No. 4 10. February 2016

Digitisation and European Copyright Protection

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Between Economic Challenges and Stakeholder Interests

The increasing digitisation necessitates amendments to copyright protection. Both the European Parliament and the European Commission have now presented proposals addressing this issue. This is necessary because the way in which creative goods are produced and distributed has been changed dramatically by digital technologies and the spread of the internet. One challenge that arises from this is the application of the Country of Origin principle and the resulting practice of geo-blocking. The resale of digital good represents another challenge in this context. Individual stakeholders have different interests with regard to copyright protection in a digital economy. For example, consumers (private or institutional users) have an interest in the resale of digital goods, whereas suppliers (authors, collecting societies, publishers) do not. The EU Parliament’s proposal for copyright reform sides more with the suppliers than with the consumers. Future policy at EU level should attempt to create a clear, comprehensible legal framework and thus establish legal certainty.

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Digitisation and European Copyright Protection
Marie Möller IW-Policy Paper No. 4 10. February 2016

Marie Möller: Digitisation and European Copyright Protection – Between Economic Challenges and Stakeholder Interests

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Oliver Koppel / Thomas Puls / Enno Röben IW-Analyse No. 132 30. October 2019

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