publication . Book . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Why a Reform of Hosting Providers’ Safe Harbour is Unnecessary Under EU Copyright Law

Rosati, Eleonora;
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  • Published: 25 Aug 2016
  • Country: United States
Abstract
In the context of its Digital Single Market Strategy (DSMS) the EU Commission is currently engaged in a discussion of whether the liability principles and rules envisaged by Directive 2000/31 (the Ecommerce Directive) should be amended. One of the principal concerns in relation to unlicensed online intermediaries (notably unlicensed hosting providers) is that these have been increasingly said to invoke the safe harbour immunities in the Ecommerce Directive lacking the conditions for their application. This alleged abuse has led to a distortion of the online marketplace and the resulting ‘value gap’ indicated by some rightholders. This contribution discusses a re...
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free text keywords: safe harbour, EU copyright law, Ecommerce, Directive2000/31, digital single market strategy, Intermediary, Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications, Sociology, Safe harbour, Law, Commission, Directive, Copyright law, Computer security, computer.software_genre, computer, Liability, European union, media_common.cataloged_instance, media_common
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publication . Book . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Why a Reform of Hosting Providers’ Safe Harbour is Unnecessary Under EU Copyright Law

Rosati, Eleonora;