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.

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Reda, J.; Keller, P.

European Commission back-tracks on user rights in Article 17 Guidance Journal Article

In: Kluwer Copyright Blog, 2021.

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Hugenholtz, P.

Annotatie bij Hof van Justitie EU 11 juni 2020 (Brompton Bicycle / Chedech/Get2Get Journal Article

In: Nederlandse Jurisprudentie, (22), pp. 3136-3138, 2021.

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Dommering, E.

Annotatie Hof van Justitie EU 19 december 2019 (Airbnb Ireland / Hotelière Turenne) Journal Article

In: Nederlandse Jurisprudentie, 2021 (20/21), pp. 2799-2802, 2021.

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Quintais, J.

Book review: European Libraries and the Internet: Copyright and Extended Collective Licences, by Ran Tryggvadottir. Journal Article

In: Common Market Law Review, 58 (3), pp. 961 – 964, 2021.

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van Hoboken, J.; Fahy, R.

Regulating Disinformation in Europe: Implications for Speech and Privacy Journal Article

In: UC Irvine Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law, 6 (1), pp. 9-36, 2021.

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Quintais, J.; Appelman, N.; Fahy, R.

Article 12 DSA: Will platforms be required to apply EU fundamental rights in content moderation decisions? Online

DSA Observatory 2021.

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Dommering, E.

'Staan op de schouders van reuzen'. Waarheidsgetrouw citeren als maatschappelijke verantwoordelijkheid van de wetenschapper Book Chapter

In: pp. 59-69, 2021, (Hoofdstuk in 'Plagiaat in onderzoek en onderwijs', red. J. Soeharno & K. Algra, VSNU: Den Haag 2021. Ook beschikbaar in het Engels, zie link hieronder, ''Standing on the shoulders of giants'. Truthful citation is the social responsibility of academics.').

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Leerssen, P.

Platform ad archives in Article 30 DSA Journal Article

In: DSA Observatory blog, 2021.

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Bostyn, S.

Why a COVID IP Waiver Is not a Good Strategy Journal Article

In: 2021.

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Bodó, B.

The commodification of trust Journal Article

In: Blockchain & Society Policy Research Lab Research Nodes, (1), 2021.

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van Eechoud, M.; as part of ILA Committee:,

Annex Guidelines on Intellectual Property and Private International Law (“Kyoto Guidelines”) Journal Article

In: JIPITEC, 12 (1), pp. 86-93, 2021.

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Ancel, M-E.; Binctin, N.; Drexl, J.; van Eechoud, M.; Ginsburg, J. C.; Kono, T.; Lee, G.; Matulionyte, R.; Treppoz, E.; Moura Vicente, D.

International Law Association’s Guidelines on Intellectual Property and Private International Law (“Kyoto Guidelines”): Applicable Law Journal Article

In: JIPITEC, 12 (1), pp. 44-73, 2021.

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Quintais, J.; Schwemer, S.

The Interplay between the Digital Services Act and Sector Regulation: How Special is Copyright? Journal Article

In: Working Paper, 2021.

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Voorhoof, D.; McGonagle, T.

Freedom of expression, the Media and Journalists: Case-law of the Euopean Court of Human Rights Journal Article

In: 2021, ISBN: 9789287184351, (IRIS Themes, vol. III, 6th edition, April 2021).

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Volgenant, O.; McGonagle, T.

Persvrijheidsmonitor 2020 Journal Article

In: 2021.

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van Gompel, S.

Annotatie bij Rb Amsterdam 10 september 2020 (Left Lane c.s. / Sony Music) Journal Article

In: Auteursrecht, (1), pp. 40-42, 2021.

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van Gompel, S.

‘Non, non, rien n’a changé’: Over vergoedingsaanspraken voor makers uit hoofde van exploitatiecontracten Journal Article

In: Auteursrecht, 2021 (1), pp. 3-9, 2021.

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Husovec, M.; Quintais, J.

Too Small to Matter? On the Copyright Directive’s bias in favour of big right-holders Book Chapter

In: Mylly, Tuomas; Griffiths, Jonathan (Ed.): Oxford University Press, 2021.

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Opinie: Beleid voor CoronaCheck-app ontbreekt jammerlijk Periodical

2021.

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Keller, P.

It’s 23 April 2021, so where is the Advocate General opinion in Case C-401/19 Poland v Parliament and Council? Journal Article

In: Kluwer Copyright Blog, 2021.

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Quintais, J.; Bodó, B.; Giannopoulou, A.; Mezei, P.

The Rise of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and the Role of Copyright Law – Part II Online

Kluwer Copyright Blog 2021.

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van Eechoud, M.

A Serpent Eating Its Tail: The Database Directive Meets the Open Data Directive Journal Article

In: IIC - International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law , 52 (4), pp. 375-378, 2021, (Editorial).

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Quintais, J.; Bodó, B.; Giannopoulou, A.; Mezei, P.

The Rise of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and the Role of Copyright Law – Part I Online

Kluwer Copyright Blog 2021.

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Trapova, A.; Quintais, J.

EU copyright law round up – first trimester of 2021 Journal Article

In: Kluwer Copyright Blog, 2021.

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van Eechoud, M.

Nieuws in de platformeconomie Journal Article

In: De Hofvijver, 11 (118), 2021.

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Bellanova, R.; Irion, K.; Lindskov Jacobsen, K.; Ragazzi, F.; Saugmann, R.; Suchman, L.

Toward a Critique of Algorithmic Violence Journal Article

In: International Political Sociology, 15 (1), pp. 121–150, 2021.

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Sax, M.

Between Empowerment and Manipulation: The Ethics and Regulation of For-Profit Health Apps PhD Thesis

2021.

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Senftleben, M.; Margoni, T.; Antal, D.; Bodó, B.; van Gompel, S.; Handke, C. W.; Kretschmer, M.; Poort, J.; Quintais, J.; Schwemer, S.

Ensuring the Visibility and Accessibility of European Creative Content on the World Market: The Need for Copyright Data Improvement in the Light of New Technologies Journal Article

In: 2021.

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Dommering, E.

Annotatie bij Hoge Raad 1 oktober 2019 (nr. 17/01305) Journal Article

In: Nederlandse Jurisprudentie, 2021 (5/6), pp. 550-551, 2021.

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Dommering, E.

Annotatie bij Hof van Justitie EU 16 juli 2020 (Data Protection Commissioner / Facebook Ireland & Schrems)(Schrems II) Journal Article

In: Nederlandse Jurisprudentie, 2021 (5/6), pp. 455-458, 2021.

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Irion, K.

Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Digital trade and data Online

2021.

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Jones-Bos, R. V. M.; Bot, Th. P. L.; Dommering, E.; van den Herik, L. J.; Jacobs, B. P. F.; Nagtegaal, W.; Zijlstra, S. E. (Evaluatiecommissie Wiv 2017)

Evaluatie 2020: Wet op de Inlichtingen- en veiligheidsdiensten 2017 Technical Report

2021, (Den Haag: Ministeries BDZK en Defensie, 2021, 180 pp.).

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Dommering, E.

Annotatie bij EHRM 8 oktober 2019 (Szurovecz / Hongarije) Journal Article

In: Nederlandse Jurisprudentie, 2021 (4), pp. 230-231, 2021.

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Irion, K.

Front-running legislatures can foster AI that empowers users of digital technologies Book Chapter

In: (ed.), Nadia El-Imam (Ed.): pp. 114-15, 2021.

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Helberger, N.; Lynskey, O.; Micklitz, H. -W.; Rott, P.; Sax, M.; Strycharz, J.

EU Consumer Protection 2.0: Structural Asymmetries in Digital Consumer Markets Technical Report

2021.

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Dommering, E.

Annotatie bij EHRM 30 januari 2020 (Breyer/ Duitsland) Journal Article

In: Nederlandse Jurisprudentie, (51/52), pp. 7926-7929, 2021.

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Poort, J.; Zuiderveen Borgesius, F.

Personalised pricing: The demise of the fixed price? Journal Article

In: 2021, (Forthcoming as chapter 10 in: Kohl, U., & Eisler, J. (eds.), Data-Driven Personalisation in Markets, Politics and Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021.).

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Sax, M.; Ausloos, J.

Getting under your skin(s): A legal-ethical exploration of Fortnite’s transformation into a content delivery platform and its manipulative potential Journal Article

In: Interactive Entertainment Law Review, 4 (1), 2021.

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Helberger, N.; Drunen, M. van; Vrijenhoek, S.; Möller, J.

Regulation of news recommenders in the Digital Services Act: empowering David against the Very Large Online Goliath Journal Article

In: Internet Policy Review, 2021, (Opinion).

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Quintais, J.; Jutte, B. J.

The Pelham Chronicles: Sampling, Copyright and Fundamental Rights Journal Article

In: Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, 16 (3), pp. 213-225, 2021.

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Quintais, J.; Husovec, M.

How to License Article 17? Exploring the Implementation Options for the New EU Rules on Content-Sharing Platforms under the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive Journal Article

In: GRUR International - Journal of European and International IP Law, 70 (4), pp. 325-348, 2021.

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Hilty, R. M.; Köklü, K.; Moscon, V.; Correa, C.; Dusollier, S.; Geiger, C.; Griffiths, J.; Grosse Ruse-Khan, H.; Kur, A.; Lin, X.; Markiewics, R.; Nérisson, S.; Peukert, A.; Senftleben, M.; Xalabarder, R.

Opinion: International Instrument on Permitted Uses in Copyright Law Journal Article

In: IIC - International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law , 52 , pp. 62-67, 2021.

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Keller, P.

Article 17: (Mis)understanding the intent of the legislator Journal Article

In: Kluwer Copyright Blog, 2021.

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Quintais, J.; Gervais, D. J.; Hugenholtz, P. B.

Trends And Developments In Artificial Intelligence: Challenges To Patent Law Online

Kluwer Patent Blog 2021.

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Irion, K.

AI Regulation in the European Union and Trade Law: How can accountability of AI and a high level of consumer protection prevail over a trade law discipline on source code?, study commissioned by the Vzbv, Amsterdam: Institute for Information Law, 2021 Miscellaneous

2021.

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Keller, P.

Divergence instead of guidance: the Article 17 implementation discussion in 2020 – Part 2 Journal Article

In: Kluwer Copyright Blog, 2021.

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Keller, P.

Divergence instead of guidance: the Article 17 implementation discussion in 2020 – Part 1 Journal Article

In: Kluwer Copyright Blog, 2021.

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Janssen, H.; Cobbe, J.; Singh, J.

Personal Data Stores: a user-centric privacy utopia? Journal Article Forthcoming

In: Internet Policy Review, Forthcoming.

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Janssen, H.; Cobbe, J.; Norval, C.; Singh, J.

Decentralised Data Processing: Personal Data Stores and the GDPR Journal Article

In: International Data Privacy Law, 10 (4), pp. 356-384, 2021.

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Sax, M.

Optimization of what? For-profit health apps as manipulative digital environments Journal Article

In: Ethics and Information Technology, 23 (3), pp. 345-361, 2021, (Preprint available here: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3752597).

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