Digitisation of creative works and exponential growth of web-based communications have made the enjoyment of music, films, books, TV and much more, almost ubiquitous. Alongside this, fast internet and the increasingly wide use of smartphones and portable devices has enabled users to exchange and easily share these files. Yet, the body of law that has traditionally aimed to ensure an economic incentive and reward to content creators and producers - broadly defined - has suffered for more than fifteen years from an identity crisis.
Join Trinity College Dublin's law professors Eoin O'Dell and Giuseppe Mazziotti in a discussion around the commercial, technological, cultural and societal implications of the current review of the copyright framework undertaken in the context of the EU Digital Agenda, where European policy makers are seeking to ensure a more effective, uniform and acceptable definition of copyright's scope and of its online enforcement techniques.
The occasion for this talk is the publication by the European Parliament of a 'Review of the EU copyright framework', which was co-authored by Giuseppe Mazziotti.
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