Copyright Law for the EU – An open debate with the European Copyright Society


Copyright Law for the EU

An open debate with the European Copyright Society

new venue: CosmoCaixa, Isaac Newton n.26 – Barcelona

Friday, 20 May 2016

Join the academics of the European Copyright Society to discuss and debate EU copyright law.

program now available : full program 


On Friday May 20th 2016, in Barcelona, the European Copyright Society (ECS) has organized a full day conference to debate on the several copyright issues being examined at an EU level and exchange opinions with the academic and professional copyright communities.

We will have the opportunity to revisit the reports issued by the ECS on the topics of linking as an act of communication to the public (Svensson), the harmonization of limitations (Deckmyn) and the remuneration of authors (Reprobel). We will also discuss several other issues regarding the harmonization of copyright across the EU, including those raised by the Commission in its Communication on A Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe COM(2015) 192 final, and in both public consultations on the Role of Publishers in the Copyright Value Chain and on the ‘panorama exception’ (March 2016) and on the Review of the EU Copyright rules (July 2014), as well as in the proposals for a Directive on contracts for the supply of digital content COM(2015) 634 final and for a Regulation on cross-border portability of online content services COM(2015) 627 final.

Topics will be distributed in four panels, presented by the members of the ECS and open for debate with the audience.

The conference will start at 9 am and finish at 5:30pm. Lunch is included.

All presentations and debates will be in English (no simultaneous translation available).

Admission is free but registration is required at:

This event is sponsored by Obra Social – La Caixa


Confirmed speakers include:

Prof. Valérie-Laure Bénabou,  Université de Versailles – Saint Quentin, France

Prof. Lionel Bently, Director, Centre of Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL), University of Cambridge, UK

Dr. Robert Clark, Emeritus Law Professor, University College Dublin, Ireland

Prof. Thomas Dreier, University of Karlsruhe/Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

Prof. Séverine Dusollier, Sciences-Po, Paris, France

Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director, Centre d’Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg, France

Prof. Jonathan Griffiths, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

Prof. Reto Hilty, Director Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Germany

Prof. P.Bernt Hugenholtz, Director, IVIR, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Prof. M-Christinne Janssens, Professor Intellectual Property Law, University Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium

Prof. Martin Kretschmer, Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Director of CREATe Centre, University of Glasgow United Kingdom

Prof. Axel Metzger, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany

Prof. Ole-Andreas Rognstad, Professor of Law, University of Oslo, Norway

Prof. Alain Strowel, Professor, Université Saint-Louis, Brussels, Belgium

Prof. Raquel Xalabarder, Chair on Intellectual Property, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

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