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Licensing and Access to Content in the European Union: Regulation between Copyright and Competition Law

Licensing and Access to Content in the European Union: Regulation between Copyright and Competition Law

by Sebastian Felix Schwemer
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Copyright is territorial, but the same cannot be said of the internet, whose borderless nature has changed the way we consume copyright-protected material. Nevertheless, territorial segmentation of online content remains a reality in the 28 member states of the European Union. Licensing and access practices do not reflect this digital reality, in which end-users demand ubiquitous access to content. For this reason, the territorial nature of copyright and traditional business models based on national exploitation prevent the completion of the Digital Single Market. Sebastian Felix Schwemer provides a unique analysis of the dynamic licensing and access arrangements for audiovisual works and music and shows how they are being addressed by sector regulation and competition law in the Digital Single Market. His analysis, which includes case law of the Court of Justice, the Commission's competition proceedings, and various legislative tools, reveals the overlapping nature of legislative and non-legislative regulatory solutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108475778
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/23/2019
Series: Cambridge Intellectual Property and Information Law , #49
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Sebastian Felix Schwemer is an industrial postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Information and Innovation Law (CIIR) at the University of Copenhagen. His research interests are at the intersection of regulation, technology and society and he is frequently speaking on related issues.

Table of Contents

Preface; Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; List of figures and tables; Table of statutes; Table of cases; 1. Introduction; 2. Market and economics context; 3. Licensing and access from a competition law perspective; 4. Multi-territorial licensing from a legislative perspective; 5. Cross-border access from a legislative perspective; 6. The regulatory system: challenges and solutions; References; Index.

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