Freyja van den Boom “Vehicle data controls: Balancing interests under the Trade Secrets Directive”

Working Paper No. 07-2020 November 2020 As vehicles are becoming more connected and increasingly autonomous, new opportunities emerge to use the data vehicles generate. Telematics is an example of how data generated through vehicle use, enables insurers to develop more accurate risk profiles and adequate premiums. Having access to vehicle data provides those who hold… Read more »

Maurizio Borghi “Exceptions as users’ rights in EU copyright law”

Working Paper No. 06-2020 October 2020 The paper explores possible ways of construing copyright exceptions as users’ rights within the EU legal framework. It discusses some basic principles on the legal nature of exceptions, and then focuses more specifically on EU law and the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)…. Read more »

Ruth Towse: “Figuring it out: applying economics to copyright royalty rates for streamed music”

Working Paper No. 05-2020 July 2020 Music streaming burst into economists’ (and others’) consciousness with the Napster case. A few economists had written on copyright in the 1980s and a wider interest in the economics of digital production came from Shapiro and Varian’s book (albeit with little said on the role of copyright law). Still… Read more »

Melanie Brown: “Exploring Article 8 of the Copyright Directive: Hope for Cultural Heritage”

Working Paper No. 04-2020 June 2020 Article 8 of the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market addresses an issue that the cultural heritage sector has been struggling with for a long time: the exploitation of out of commerce works. Article 8(1) enables CHIs to agree non-exclusive licenses for non-commercial purposes with collective… Read more »

Marcella Favale: “The role of the CJEU in the development of EU copyright law: an empirical experience”

Working Paper No. 03-2020 May 2020 The Court of Justice of the European Union has an undiscussed role in shaping EU Governance. Evidence-based policy has grown crucial to inform worldwide governance, and therefore demand for empirical studies is raising. However, empirical methods applied to legal reasoning are challenging, for the inherent nuanced nature of this… Read more »