NEW PAPER: Copyright Licensing and the EU Digital Single Market Strategy
I have just uploaded a paper on Copyright Licensing and the EU Digital Single Market Strategy. It will be coming out in the Cambridge Handbook of Antitrust, Intellectual Property and High Technology, edited by Roger Blair and Daniel Sokol (to whom I am really grateful for the invitation to take part in the project!).
The chapter gives an overview of the issues relating to the application of Article 101 TFEU to copyright licensing, in particular against the background of the EU Digital Single Market Strategy (and of the ongoing proceedings on geo-blocking). You will find an analysis of the Coditel II and Murphy, and of the steps taken by the Commission to reform copyright regimes. The later includes last week’s proposal to ensure the ‘portability’ of copyright-protected content across borders.
As I point out in the paper, it is an interesting area insofar as the copyright legislation and EU competition law enforcement seem to be evolving alongside one another.
As usual, I would very much welcome your views on the piece!