Olivia has joined the IViR as a project researcher where she is focusing on different EU initiatives regarding topics such as the remuneration practices in the creative industries or open access. Olivia holds an LL.M in Innovation, Technology and the Law from the University of Edinburgh (2012) and graduated in Law at ICADE (Madrid, Spain), having pursued her studies in Göttingen (Germany) and Madrid (2000). In between, Olivia worked for over ten years as a telecom, media and technology banker at ING Bank in several locations across Europe and Latin America (Sao Paulo, Brazil). As a banker, Olivia advised companies on strategy and technological convergence while structuring and raising finance based on the companies’ intellectual property and competitive position. The subject of her master’s thesis, Internet Dominance: Will Antitrust Become the Web’s ‘Killer App’?, was competition, intellectual property and dominant positions of online service providers. Her field of interest extends to business models in the creative industries, open knowledge, open source and technology regulation.
| Guibault, L., Salamanca, O.|
2016, ISBN: 9789279541292, (Final report. A study prepared for the European Commission, DG Communications Networks, Content & Technology).
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A new EU study looks at the remuneration paid to authors in the print sector in ten EU countries (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Hungary and Denmark). The study was conducted to support policy-making in the area of copyright. The Commission is looking for evidence on whether, and to what extent, the differences that exist amongst the Member States' legislative frameworks affect levels of remuneration and the functioning of the internal market.
| Guibault, L., Salamanca, O., van Gompel, S.|
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This study analyses the current situation regarding the level of remuneration paid to authors and performers in the music and audio-visual sectors. We compare, from both a legal and economic perspective, the existing national systems of remuneration for authors and performers and identify the relative advantages and disadvantages of those systems for them. We also explore the need to harmonise mechanisms affecting the remuneration of authors and performers, and to identify which ones are the best suited to achieve this. Their potential impact on distribution models and on the functioning of the Internal Market is also examined. Finally, the study outlines a series of policy recommendations based on the analysis conducted.
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| Kannekens, E., Salamanca, O., van Eechoud, M.|
| Salamanca, O., van Eechoud, M.|
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The EC funded openlaws.eu project and the LAPSI thematic network project joined forces for a workshop on open legal data for Europe. About 25 participants from academia, government, business and civil society discussed whtat the drivers are for opening up legal data for re-use in different jurisdictions and what barriers (perceived or real) exist. The outcome of the discussion will feed into the on-going work in the LAPSI network on legal barriers to re-use, and in the vision for Big Open Legal Data that will be developed as part of Openlaws.eu.