Software and Copyright

Seeking Clarity Through European Copyright Law

Project coordinator: Dinusha Mendis

Project description

The project explores the opportunities and challenges presented by new and emerging technologies with a specific focus on software and its implications for EU copyright and copyright licensing. In doing so, the project will particularly question the concept of the ‘author’ and ‘owner’ in the copyright context.

In other words, through a deep examination of current EU Directives and case law, the project will seek to understand the potential challenges and gaps presented through the creation and use of software implemented in new and emerging technologies. As mentioned above this will particularly be done from the context of authorship and ownership in the digital era.

In looking ahead to the future the project will offer some recommendations and suggestions for policy makers and legislators in the EU.

This project is part of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for European Intellectual Property and Information Rights 2018-2021, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission.