Maurizio Borghi: “Reconstructing fairness – The problem with fair use exclusivity”

Working Paper No. 04-2019 October 2019 Exemptions from copyright infringement play a pivotal role in the new digital economy. Tech companies rely heavily on fair use, fair dealing and other statutory exceptions, as well as on safe-harbour limitations of liability. For many businesses, the availability of a copyright exemption represents an asset that is as… Read more »

Dinusha Mendis, “Fit for Purpose? 3D Printing and the Implications for Design Law: Opportunities and Challenges”

Working Paper No 03.2019 October 2019 Enforcement may become even more complex in the future with the emergence of 3D printing. This technology makes it easier to breach industrial designs and hence it is necessary to question exactly how rights will be enforced in the future … Enforcing infringement laws is likely to become a… Read more »

Maurizio Borghi “Data portability and regulation of digital markets”

Working Paper No. 02-2019 September 2019 The new General Data Protection Regulation introduced the “right to portability of personal data”. Conceived to give effectiveness to individual interests, the regulation is at the same time a pro-competitive tool with important regulatory effects on digital markets. As a result of the extensive interpretation of “personal data” that… Read more »

Roger Brownsword: “Informational Rights, Informational Wrongs, and Regulatory Responsibilities”

Working Paper No. 01-2019 January 2019 The basic idea of this positioning paper is to map the landscape of our informational interests and to evaluate a range of recognised and putative rights and wrongs associated with modern ‘information societies’. To a considerable extent, the rights and wrongs under consideration arise from the disruptive effects of… Read more »