Annual meeting of the European Copyright Society hosted by CEIPI


On May 23, 2015, CEIPI hosted the annual meeting of the European Copyright Society (ECS). Its Members took stock of the latest initiatives and achievements of the Society, established the work plan for the year to come and took a number of important decisions for the society’s future.

At the end of the meeting, the Chair of the ECS was transferred from Christophe Geiger, Associate Professor and Director General of CEIPI, to Lionel Bently, Professor and Director of Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law of the University of Cambridge. The new Board of the society is composed of: Lionel Bently, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL), University of Cambridge; Christophe Geiger, Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg ; Séverine Dusollier, Science Po Paris and University of Namur.

The European Copyright Society (ECS) was founded in January 2012 with the aim of creating a platform for independent scholarly thinking on European Copyright Law. Its members are scholars and academics from various countries of Europe, seeking to promote their views of the overall public interest regarding the construction of European Copyright law.

Most recently, the ECS released an Opinion on limitations and exceptions to copyright in the European Union based on the Judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union of September 3, 2014 in Case C-201/13 Deckmyn and an Open letter to the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, inviting the European Commission to start working on a unified copyright law for the European Union. Further ECS Opinions can be accessed below.

Answer of the European Copyright Society to the EC Consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules (March 2014)

Opinion of the European Copyright Society of 15 February 2013 on the Reference to the CJEU in Case C-466/12 Svensson

From left to right: Mr. Ole-Andreas Rognstad, Mr. Martin Senftleben, Mr. Christophe Geiger, Ms. Raquel Xalabarder, Ms. Marie Christine Janssens and Mr. Alain Strowel

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