New Opinion of the European Copyright Society on Limitations and Exceptions to Copyright in the European Union


The European Copyright Society has released a new Opinion on limitations and exceptions to copyright in the European Union. The Opinion is based on the Judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union of September 3, 2014 in Case C-201/13 Deckmyn, in which the Court exposes some basic principles about limitations and exceptions to copyright in the European legal order.

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.

In February 2013, the European Copyright Society issued a remarked opinion on the Svensson case (Case C-466/12) which was referred to the CJEU for a preliminary ruling from the Svea hovrätt (Sweden) on 18 October 2012. Earlier this year, the European Copyright Society has also issued a response to the Public consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules of the European Commission

The board of the European Copyright Society is currently 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 (Chair); Raquel Xalabarder, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Barcelona.