- The Dutch case for flexibility
- Book title
- Intellectual property and innovation: a framework for 21st century growth and jobs
- Pages (from-to)
- Brussel: The Lisbon Council
- Document type
- Faculty of Law (FdR)
Everyone agrees that copyright in the European Union is in a state of crisis. But there is disagreement on what caused it and what to do about it. Rights holders generally complain that copyright law has left them defenceless against mass-scale infringement over digital networks, and call for enhanced copyright enforcement mechanisms. Authors lament that the law does little to protect their right to receive fair compensation from the copyright industries and the users of their works alike. Users and consumers accuse the copyright industries of abusing copyright, and using it as an instrument to conserve monopoly power and sustain outdated business models.
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