This authoritative reference work presents comprehensive article-by-article commentary on each of the EU Directives in the field of copyright, as well as analysis of the underlying basic concepts and principles such as free movement and non-discrimination.
Published as part of the Elgar Commentaries series, this unique book describes and analyses each EU directive in turn, taking into account all recent legislative amendments and pending initiatives in the context of the EU Digital Agenda, as well as the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union. With a clear structure allowing readers to navigate quickly to a specific point, the book not only sets out the law, but boldly discusses challenges for the future that will underpin copyright in the years to come. It also presents ongoing discussions in WIPO and assesses the role of copyright in society and economy both from an EU and an international perspective.
EU Copyright Law is a seminal commentary work from a team of leading experts in the field combining aspects of theory and practice and placing copyright in perspective. It will be an indispensable reference tool for academics, researchers, practitioners and policymakers in copyright law and comparative law.
Edited by Irini Stamatoudi, LL.M., Ph.D., Attorney at Law and Paul Torremans, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, School of Law, University of Nottingham, UK
Contents: Introduction PART I: GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF EUROPEAN COPYRIGHT 1. Is There a Concept of European Copyright Law? History, Evolution, Policies and Politics and the Acquis Communautaire Agnes Lucas-Schloetter 2. The Principle of Non-Discrimination Cristiana Sappa 3. The Principle of Free Movement of Goods - Community Exhaustion and Parallel Imports Benedetta Ubertazzi 4. The Essential Facilities Principle and Other Issues of Competition Alison Firth PART II: THE EU DIRECTIVES 5. The Software Directive Marie-Christine Janssens 6. The Rental and Lending Rights Directive Sylvie Nerisson 7. The Satellite and Cable Directive Jan Rosen 8. The Term Directive Gemma Minero 9. The Database Directive Estelle Derclaye 10. The Resale Right Directive Jens Gaster 11. The Information Society Directive Christophe Geiger, Franciska Schoenherr (articles 5 and 6(4)), Irini Stamatoudi and Paul Torremans 12. The Enforcement Directive Irini Stamatoudi 13. The Orphan Works Directive Uma Suthersanen and Maria Mercedes Frabboni 14. The Draft Collective Management Directive Lucie Guibault PART III: EU POLICIES AND ACTIONS 15. The EU Policies and Actions in the Fight Against Piracy Olivier Vrins 16. Europeana, Arrow and Orphan Works: Bringing Europe's Cultural Heritage Online Nadine Klass and Hajo Rupp 17. The Digital Agenda for Europe, the Economy and its Impact Upon the Development of EU Copyright Policy Benjamin Farrand 18. Intellectual Property and the EU Rules on Private International Law: Match or Mismatch? Paul Torremans PART IV: PRESENT AND FUTURE OF COPYRIGHT IN THE EUROPEAN UNION 19. The EU Stance in International Matters Gillian Davies 20. The Role of the Court of Justice in the Development of European Union Copyright Law Jonathan Griffiths 21. Towards a European Copyright Law: Four Issues to Consider Alain Strowel 22. Conclusion Index