The European Harmonisation of Intermediairy Civil Liability for Online Copyright Infringement

With the adoption and subsequent national implementation of the E-Commerce Directive’s safe harbour regime, the architecture set up for intermediary liability in Europe has become two-tiered: at a first stage, it is necessary to examine whether a given intermediary attracts, in its pursuit of a certain activity, civil liability according to the standards ensconced in the Member States’ legislation and only then, in the second instance, must the inapplicability of any immunity be established. As a result, although it provides a veneer of approximation by immunising intermediaries under certain circumscribed conditions, the Directive does not harmonise the underlying substantive liability norms which determine whether the safe harbours will be necessary or redundant. This leaves ample room for national divergences, particularly as concerns new types of intermediaries whose eligibility for the existing safe harbours is uncertain.  

This PhD research seeks to explore the liability in Europe of online intermediaries for secondary or indirect copyright infringement, i.e. where the material act of infringement is committed by a third party, regardless of the applicability of the safe harbour regime. It will therefore begin with an investigation of the current law relating to intermediary liability for copyright infringement in the legal jurisdictions of England, France and Germany, these three jurisdictions representing each of the three major European extra-contractual liability traditions. The relationship between these rules and national substantive tort principles in the selected countries will subsequently be examined. This shall be done with a view to uncovering common European tort principles that can potentially lead the way to a harmonised, clear and comprehensive European liability regime of intermediaries for copyright infringement.

Publications

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Hugenholtz, P.

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IIC - International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, 2019.

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van Gompel, S.

Patent Abolition: A Real-Life Historical Case Study

American University International Law Review, 34 (4), pp. 877-922, 2019.

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Dommering, E.

Annotatie bij EHRM 4 december 2018 (Magyar Jeti Zrt / Hongarije)

Nederlandse Jurisprudentie, (33/34), pp. 4691-4693, 2019.

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Hins, A.

Book review of Aleksandra Kuczerawy, Intermediary Liability and Freedom of Expression in the EU

Common Market Law Review, 56 (4), pp. 1154-1155, 2019.

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Poort, J., Quintais, J.

The Decline of Online Piracy: How Markets - Not Enforcement - Drive Down Copyright Infringement

American University International Law Review, 34 (4), pp. 807-876, 2019.

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McGonagle, T.

Infographic: ‘The Council of Europe and the safety of journalists’

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Poort, J., Quintais, J., van Eijk, N., van Hoboken, J.

Hosting intermediary services and illegal content online: An analysis of the scope of article 14 ECD in light of developments in the online service landscape

, 2019, ISBN: 9789279930027, (A study prepared for the European Commission DG Communications Networks, Content & Technology, European Union, 2018, 47 p.).

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Kabel, J.

Het prinsesje op de erwt en de tovenaarsleerling

Privacy & Informatie, 22 (3), pp. 89-90, 2019, (Redactioneel).

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Kabel, J.

Annotatie bij Hoge Raad 29 maart 2019 (Dijkstra / De 4 Jaargetijden): Is artikel 25 Aw nu eindelijk helemaal af?

AMI, 2019 (3), pp. 96-99, 2019.

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Hugenholtz, P.

The New Copyright Directive: Text and Data Mining (Articles 3 and 4)

Kluwer Copyright Blog, 2019.

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Quintais, J.

The New Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive: A Critical Look

European Intellectual Property Review, Forthcoming.

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Kostić, B., McGonagle, T.

How Social are New and Social Media for National Minorities? Perspectives from the FCNM

European Yearbook of Minority Issues, 16 (1), pp. 3-33, 2019.

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Poort, J., Zuiderveen Borgesius, F.

Prijsdiscriminatie, privacy en publieke opinie

Ars Aequi, 2019 , pp. 580-590, 2019.

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Helberger, N., Makhortykh, M., Möller, J.

Filter bubbles in the Netherlands

2019, (Report commissioned by the Dutch Media Authority (Commissariaat voor de Media)).

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Giannopoulou, A.

The New Copyright Directive: Article 14 or when the Public Domain Enters the New Copyright Directive

Kluwer Copyright Blog, 2019.

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Helberger, N.

On the Democratic Role of News Recommenders

Digital Journalism, 2019.

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Albrecht, Y., Bockxmeer, H. van, Dibbits, T., Helberger, N., Kasem, I., Oudeman, M., Vanseveren, W., Vermeir, L.

Samen voor het publiek belang. Evaluatierapport NPO 2013 t/m 2017

2019.

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van Gompel, S.

Light Bulb

C. op den Kamp & D. Hunter, (Ed.): A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects, 2019 , Chapter 12, pp. 104-111, Cambridge University Press, 2019, ISBN: 9781108325806.

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Fahy, R., Voorhoof, D.

Article 10 ECHR and Expressive Conduct

Communications Law, 24 (2), pp. 62-73, 2019, (Pre-print).

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Bodó, B., Handke, C.W., Quintais, J., Vallbé, J.

Knocking on Heaven’s Door: User preferences on digital cultural distribution

Internet Policy Review, 8 (2), 2019.

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Bodó, B.

Selling News to Audiences – A Qualitative Inquiry into the Emerging Logics of Algorithmic News Personalization in European Quality News Media

Digital Journalism, 2019.

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Dommering, E.

Annotatie bij Hoge Raad 26 juni 2018

Nederlandse Jurisprudentie, (25), pp. 3503-3504, 2019.

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Quintais, J.

The New Copyright Directive: A tour d’horizon – Part II (of press publishers, upload filters and the real value gap)

Kluwer Copyright Blog, 2019.

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Fahy, R.

The Chilling Effect of Turkey’s Article 301 Insult Law

European Human Rights Law Review , 2019 (3), pp. 298-308, 2019.

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Dommering, E.

De Europese informatierechtsorde

deLex, 2019, ISBN: 9789086920716 .

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Quintais, J.

The New Copyright Directive: A tour d’horizon – Part I

Kluwer Copyright Blog, 2019.

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van Eijk, N.

Kroniek Telecommunicatierecht

KwartaalSignaal Ars Aequi, 2019 (151), pp. 8866-8867, 2019.

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Drunen, M. van, Helberger, N., Leerssen, P.

Germany proposes Europe's first diversity rules for social media platforms

LSE Media Policy Project Blog, 2019 , 2019.

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Hugenholtz, P.

Annotatie bij Hoge Raad 6 oktober 2017 (Imation / Thuiskopie en Staat)

Nederlandse Jurisprudentie, 2019 (21/22), pp. 3068-3070, 2019.

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Harambam, J.

Overwegingen en advies vaccinatieproblematiek vanuit een antropologisch perspectief

2019 , pp. 39-42, 2019, (In: Hoe nu verder met de vaccinatietwijfel?: Tien adviezen aan Staatssecretaris Paul Blokhuis, red. Roland Pierik, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 2019. ISBN 9789090317144.).

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Kabel, J.

Annotatie bij Hof Amsterdam 27 november 2018 (Nomenta / Nikki)

AMI, 2019 (2), pp. 72, 2019.

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van Eechoud, M.

Annotatie bij Rb. Den Haag 12 december 2018 (FPI Ghana / Koas c.s.)

AMI, 2019 (2), pp. 73-74, 2019.

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Gervais, D.J.

Can Machines be Authors?

Kluwer Copyright Blog, 2019 , 2019.

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Helberger, N., Makhortykh, M., Möller, J.

Filterbubbels in Nederland

2019, (Rapport in opdracht van het Commissariaat voor de Media.).

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van Daalen, O.

Óók soft- en hardware die niet uit China komen zijn notoir onveilig. Hacken is het probleem, niet Huawei

2019, (Opinie in de Volkskrant).

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McGonagle, T., Volgenant, O.

Persvrijheidsmonitor 2018

2019.

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McGonagle, T.

Annotatie bij EHRM 10 januari 2019 (Khadija Ismayilova / Azerbeidzjan)

European Human Rights Cases, 2019 (5), pp. 257-260, 2019.

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McGonagle, T.

Annotatie bij Hof van Justitie EU 14 februari 2019 (Buivids)

European Human Rights Cases, 2019 (5), pp. 253-255, 2019.

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van Hoboken, J.

The Proposed EU Terrorism Content Regulation: Analysis and Recommendations with Respect to Freedom of Expression Implications

2019.

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Heller, B., van Hoboken, J.

Freedom of Expression: A Comparative Summary of United States and European Law

2019.

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Jütte, B., Quintais, J.

Advocate General Turns down the Music - Sampling Is Not a Fundamental Right under EU Copyright Law

European Intellectual Property Review (forthcoming), 2019.

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Mil, J. van

German Federal Court of Justice asks CJEU if YouTube is directly liable for user-uploaded content

Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice , 14 (5), pp. 355-356, 2019.

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Bednarski, M., Coutinho, M.F., McGonagle, T., Zimin, A.

Preview: Elections and media in digital times

2019, (Preview of an In-Focus edition of the World Trends in Freedom and Expression and Media Development).

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Leerssen, P., Tworek, H.,

An Analysis of Germany's NetzDG Law

2019, ( First working paper of the Transatlantic High Level Working Group on Content Moderation Online and Freedom of Expression).

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van Eechoud, M.

Schriftelijke inbreng Rondetafelgesprek wijziging Handelsregisterwet

2019, (Vaste Commissie voor Economische Zaken en Klimaat, Tweede Kamer).

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Irion, K.

Third Annual Detlev F. Vagts Roundtable on Transnational Law: Data Protection in a Global World

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting - American Society of International Law, 112 , pp. 220-226, 2019.

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Ryngaert, C.M.J., van Eijk, N.

International cooperation by (European) security and intelligence services: reviewing the creation of a joint database in light of data protection guarantees

International Data Privacy Law, 2019 (1), pp. 61-73, 2019.

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Hugenholtz, P.

The WIPO Broadcasting Treaty. A Conceptual Conundrum

European Intellectual Property Review, 2019 (4), pp. 199-202, 2019, (This opinion is based on a keynote speech delivered at the KEI Seminar, "Appraising the WIPO Broadcast treaty and its Implications on Access to Culture", Geneva, 3-4 October 2018.).

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Til, G. van

Zelfregulering door online platforms: een waar wondermiddel tegen online desinformatie?

Mediaforum, 2019 (1), pp. 2-13, 2019.

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van Eechoud, M.

Wetsvoorstel open overheid nadert eindstreep

Mediaforum, 2019 (1), pp. 1, 2019.

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