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dc.contributor.authorAngelopoulos, Christinaen
dc.contributor.authorQuintais, João Pedroen
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-09T23:30:57Z
dc.date.available2019-09-09T23:30:57Z
dc.identifier.issn2190-3387
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/296666
dc.description.abstractThe newly-adopted Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (DSMD) will fundamentally reshape EU copyright law. Among its most controversial offerings is Article 17, the so-called “value gap” provision, aimed at solving the alleged mismatch between the value that online content-sharing platforms extract from creative content and the revenue returned to the copyright-holders. This article argues that the new rules are misguided, misconceiving the real problems afflicting modern copyright. These are the proliferation of copyright infringement online in general – not only through content-sharing platforms – and the current piecemeal harmonisation of the rules on the liability of the intermediaries whose services are used to access and disseminate copyright-protected content. The current outdated and fragmented EU legal framework is ill-equipped to address these problems. Instead, it creates legal uncertainty for users and intermediaries in the online environment, while also failing to compensate creators fairly. The new rules will not change this. The article examines the pre-DSMD acquis and explains how a better solution than Article 17 can be found in two key actions: (a) the introduction of a harmonised EU framework for accessory liability for third party copyright infringement; and (b) the adoption of an alternative compensation system for right-holders covering non-commercial direct copyright use by the end-users of certain online platforms.
dc.publisherDigital Peer Publishing
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
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dc.titleFixing Copyright Reform: A Better Solution to Online Infringementen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage172
prism.issueIdentifier2en
prism.publicationNameJIPITEC : Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce Lawen
prism.startingPage147
prism.volume10en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.43714
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-07-24en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-07-24en
dc.contributor.orcidAngelopoulos, Christina [0000-0001-6345-9466]
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2019-08-01en
dc.identifier.urlhttps://www.jipitec.eu/issues/jipitec-10-2-2019/4913en
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