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Copyright, Competition, and the Digital Single Market: my presentation

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I am back in London after a mini-tour in Spain (Madrid and Valencia), where I gave a presentation on Copyright, Competition, and the Digital Single Market, which can be found here. The presentation focuses on the online/geo-blocking aspects of the Cross-Border Pay TV case (in line with the broad theme of the two events). It reflects the views I have been expressing on the blog in the last couple of years, which means that there is little point in going over them again.

I will just mention that theCross-Border Pay TV case is intriguing for an academic. My impression is that, like other recent decisions, the case hints at a new balance between competition law and intellectual property. This is a theme that I have discussed abundantly with my LLM students this term and is also one of the topics of a book on which I am working.

And I should also point out that – shame on me – it was my first time in Valencia. I enjoyed the city, but more so the genuine certified 100% Paella Valenciana at Casa Roberto after the conference!

Written by Pablo Ibanez Colomo

8 March 2016 at 1:09 pm

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  1. Hi Pablo, great slides! Much of it points to the expanding regulatory scope of antitrust, as Alfonso hinted in his FB’s post. The policy aiming at eliminating geo-blocking also discovers the growing complexity (not necessarily good) of the legal system. It highlights that seemingly good/attractive policies or prospective regulation in the vacuum would actually debilitate (IPRs) or alter (antitrust) other pieces of legislation when considered together.


    8 March 2016 at 5:02 pm

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