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Licensing and Access to Content in the European Union
Regulation between Copyright and Competition Law


Part of Cambridge Intellectual Property and Information Law

  • Date Published: May 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108475778

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  • Copyright is territorial, but the same cannot be said of the internet, whose borderless nature has changed the way we consume copyright-protected material. Nevertheless, territorial segmentation of online content remains a reality in the 28 member states of the European Union. Licensing and access practices do not reflect this digital reality, in which end-users demand ubiquitous access to content. For this reason, the territorial nature of copyright and traditional business models based on national exploitation prevent the completion of the Digital Single Market. Sebastian Felix Schwemer provides a unique analysis of the dynamic licensing and access arrangements for audiovisual works and music and shows how they are being addressed by sector regulation and competition law in the Digital Single Market. His analysis, which includes case law of the Court of Justice, the Commission's competition proceedings, and various legislative tools, reveals the overlapping nature of legislative and non-legislative regulatory solutions.

    • Provides a comprehensive in-depth investigation of the conflict between territorial exploitation and the borderless nature of the Internet in the context of the Digital Single Market and the most recent regulatory developments
    • Investigates the regulation of two topical and rapidly expanding online markets, namely of audiovisual and musical works, and how the markets encompass collective management, geo-blocking and portability
    • Offers a highly valuable overview of extremely complicated, complex and dynamic issues both readers familiar and readers less-familiar with the subject matter will gain insights from the book
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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108475778
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures and tables
    Table of statutes
    Table of cases
    1. Introduction
    2. Market and economics context
    3. Licensing and access from a competition law perspective
    4. Multi-territorial licensing from a legislative perspective
    5. Cross-border access from a legislative perspective
    6. The regulatory system: challenges and solutions

  • Author

    Sebastian Felix Schwemer, University of Copenhagen
    Sebastian Felix Schwemer is an industrial postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Information and Innovation Law (CIIR) at the University of Copenhagen. His research interests are at the intersection of regulation, technology and society and he is frequently speaking on related issues.

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