Martin Husovec – Can User Creativity Survive Automated Copyright Enforcement in Europe?

Public Lecture – Thursday 8 February 2018, 18:00, Room EB306

The European Union is on the verge of changing one of the building blocks of its digital economy. Its copyright reform attempts to redefine the established legal framework that governs decentralized creativity online. Online platforms hosting pictures, videos or software might soon be under a new obligation to automate their enforcement processes in a way that prevent re-appearance of previously notified content. Shall this policy – often dubbed ‘notice and staydown’ – be eventually adopted in the Union, it will likely trigger number of direct and indirect changes, both in Europe and beyond its borders. What are those changes? Who will benefit? And what is the future of creativity in the online world full of automated enforcement? These are the questions that the talk will try to answer by looking beyond the ongoing legislative process directly into the future that we might face in the coming years.

Martin Husovec is Assistant Professor and faculty member of the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT), Tilburg University, The Netherlands

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