European creativity and digital economy are drowning in a copyright swamp

This article was written for The European Sting by one of our readers, Professor Dr. Mindaugas Kiskis at Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writers’ views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue.  The EU copyright reform needs just one last approval by the European Parliament. It is bulldozer driven by the copyright […]

Copyright: MEPs back provisional agreement

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Legal Affairs Committee approved on Tuesday the reform of EU copyright rules provisionally agreed with EU Ministers. The deal reached between EU negotiators aims to ensure that the rights and obligations of copyright law will also apply to the internet. The co-legislators also […]

Q and A on the draft digital copyright directive

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. This Q and A provides answers to some of the issues regularly raised regarding the European Parliament’s position during the ongoing process to hammer out the digital copyright directive. It outlines the basic position taken by the European Parliament and deals with some of […]

Copyright: MEPs update rules for the digital age

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Plans to update of EU copyright rules for today’s online world and ensure fair pay for artists and journalists were backed bv the Legal Affairs Committee on Wednesday. The committee approved its position in a tight vote by 14 votes to 9, with 2 […]

May a parody constitute a copyright infringement? European Court of Justice to give the answer

By katerinakatsampani@hotmail.com The European Court of Justice has recently published the decision C- 201/2013  Johan Deckmyn ,Vrijheids fonds VZW v  Vandersteen , ‘ Vandersteen and others’. In this case, the judges of Luxembourg were asked to interpret article 5 par. 3 …point (k) of the directive 2001/29 on the harmonization of certain aspects of copyright […]