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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Hugenholtz, P. B.

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Annotatie bij Rb. Arnhem 1 april 1999 (Salomonson / van de Bunt) Miscellaneous

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Guibault, L.

Pre-emption Issues in the Digital Environment: Can Copyright Limitations Be Overridden by Contractual Agreements under European Law? Miscellaneous

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Kabel, J. J. C.

Oneerlijke mededinging en de vrijheid van wetenschappelijke informatievoorziening’ ((Hertel v. Zwitserland)) Technical Report

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Guibault, L.

Limitations found outside of copyright law Technical Report

1999.

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Schuijt, G. A. I.

Annotatie bij Rb. Amsterdam 28 oktober 1998 (Huibregtsen / De Volkskrant) Miscellaneous

1998.

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Kabel, J. J. C.

‘Commercialisation of cinemafilms and tv films. Legal issues’ Technical Report

(4), 1998.

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van Eijk, N. A. N. M.

ONP voor de kabel Journal Article

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Dommering, E. J.

The Dutch System of Financing of Public Broadcasting Miscellaneous

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Advertising and Sponsorship Law - Problems of Regulating Partly Liberalised Markets Miscellaneous

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Schuijt, G. A. I.

Hoge Raad niet meer bang voor de uitingsvrijheid? Journal Article

In: AMI, (2), pp. 23-30., 1998.

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Munoz Machado, S.; Lorenzo, R. de; van Eijk, N.

Cable television networks in Europe Miscellaneous

1998.

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Dommering, E. J.

Geen telefoongeheim op de elektronische snelweg Journal Article

In: Mediaforum, (10), pp. 142-147, 1998.

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Dommering, E. J.

De Nederlandse kabel; rolwisseling of rolconflict Journal Article

In: Computerrecht, (3), pp. 95-101, 1998.

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Dommering, E. J.

Het auteursrecht spoelt weg door het elektronisch vergiet. Enige gedachten over de naderende crisis van het auteursrecht Journal Article

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Dommering, E. J.

Copyright being washed away through the electronic sieve. Some thoughts on the impending copyright crisis Miscellaneous

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Dommering, E. J.

The Dutch Audiovisual Landscape: An Interesting European Case Miscellaneous

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Jehoram, H. Cohen

International exhaustion versus importation right: a murky area of intellectual property law Journal Article

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Jehoram, H. Cohen

Cumulation of Protection in the EC Design Proposals Presentation

31.03.1998.

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Mom, G. J. H. M.

Portretmerken Journal Article

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Mom, G. J. H. M.

Collectieve auteursrechtenbureaus ( ) Miscellaneous

1998.

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Mom, G. J. H. M.

'Goede zeden en openbare orde in het intellectuele eigendomsrecht' Journal Article

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Kabel, J. J. C.

Bescherming van persoonsgegevens en de openbare informatievoorziening Journal Article

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De rechter en de verborgen camera: recente en eerdere rechtspraak Journal Article

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Reality tv, nieuwe kost voor de privacybescherming en het portretrecht Journal Article

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De vrijheid van de media en de bescherming van de privacy na de dood van Diana Journal Article

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Schuijt, G. A. I.

Journalistieke ethiek en recht Miscellaneous

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Kabel, J.; Mom, G. J. H. M.

Intellectual Property and Information Law: Essays in Honour of Herman Cohen Jehoram Book

1998, ISBN: 9041197028.

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Hugenholtz, P. B.

Fierce Creatures. Copyright Exemptions: Towards Extinction? Presentation

02.11.1997.

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van Eijk, N. A. N. M.

De Telecommunicatiewet: een tweede analyse Journal Article

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(G)een recht op vertrouwelijke communicatie Journal Article

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Copyright and multimedia. Licensing in the digital era Presentation

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Hugenholtz, P.

The Future of Copyright in a Digital Environment, Proceedings of the Royal Academy Colloquium Book

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Het einde van het omroepbladenmonopolie nadert Journal Article

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Intellectual property rights on the information superhighway Journal Article

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Omroepvrijheid & overheidsbemoeienis: een vergelijkende studie naar de Nederlandse, Franse en Europese regels met betrekking tot toegangscriteria en programmavoorschriften voor de omroep Book

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Korthals Altes, W.; Dommering, E.; Hugenholtz, P.; Kabel, J.

Information Law Towards the 21st Century Book

1992, ISBN: 9065446273.

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Protecting Works of Fact: Copyright, Freedom of Expression and Information Law Book

Kluwer Law International, 1991, ISBN: 9065445676.

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De vrijheid en de verantwoordelijkheid van de pers: Een onderzoek naar de betekenis van de raad voor de journalistiek in het kader van de informatievrijheid Book

1975, (Proefschrift).

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van der Noll, R.; Breemen, V. E.; Hugenholtz, P. B.; Brom, M.; Poort, J.

Verkenning juridische mogelijkheden en economische effecten Book

SEO Economisch Onderzoek/IViR, Amsterdam, 1970, ISBN: ISBN 9789067339995.

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van der Noll, R.; Breemen, V. E.; Hugenholtz, P. B.; Brom, M.; Poort, J.

Verkenning juridische mogelijkheden en economische effecten Book

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1945.

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