EU IP Policy

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’… Read more »

Copyright exceptions as user’s rights

Project coordinators: Maurizio Borghi and Guy Pessach Project description Permitted uses of copyright works are an integral part of the copyright system. They play a key role in securing a balance between affording the copyright holder certain rights while encouraging others to use the work to build new knowledge. However, contemporary research underscores copyright’s chilling… Read more »

Robots, the new judges

Digital rights and defences in the networked environment Project coordinator: Dr Marcella Favale Project description Internet platforms, currently labelled by law as ‘intermediaries’, have revolutionized the digital world as we know it. Online purchases, free content, social contacts, are all parts of this scenario. In this picture, internet users are also content creators, but to… Read more »