- Flexible copyright
- Can EU Author's Right Accommodate Fair Use?
- Book title
- New Developments in EU and International Copyright Law
- Pages (from-to)
- Alphen aan den Rijn: Wolters Kluwer
- Information Law Series: Kluwer Law International: 0926-9800
- Volume (Serie)
- Document type
- Faculty of Law (FdR)
- Institute for Information Law (IViR)
Almost everyone agrees that modern copyright law needs to be flexible in order to accommodate rapid technological change and evolving media uses. In the United States fair use is the flexible instrument of choice. Author’s right systems in Europe are generally deemed to be less flexible and less tolerant to open-ended limitations and exceptions. But are they really?
This chapter makes the case that (1) author’s rights systems can be made as flexible as copyright systems, and (2) that the existing EU legal framework does not preclude the development of flexible norms at the national level.
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