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COPYRIGHT UNDER STRAIN

Digital Publishing Forum

Laurence Kaye Solicitors

Laurence Kaye Solicitors 23 November 2006


AGENDA

The ‘Big Picture’

User-driven pressure for change

Gower – where are we?

Industry responses

Publishers’ criteria for change

Laurence Kaye Solicitors 23 November 2006


‘THE BIG PICTURE’

Period of
disruptive change

International Copyright remains


framework central
Digital
Publishing
Industry

New business
Passed
models within
‘high watermark’
existing
of
framework
protection

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User-driven pressure for change

COPYRIGHT LAW:
User/Consumer pressure for change

Digital lock-up

Contract override

Copyright law is
unbalanced

Copyright law according to


search engines

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User-driven pressure for change

DIGITAL LOCK-UP

Technical Protection Measures (“TPMs”)

Override exceptions

Deny access to ‘out of copyright’ materials

Prevent use not restricted by copyright

Prevent interoperability

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User-driven pressure for change

‘CONTRACT OVERRIDE’

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User-driven pressure for change

COPYRIGHT LAW IS UNBALANCED?

• Private copying exception?


• Orphan works
• Exceptions in the digital world?
• Unpublished work
• Academic research
•Term of sound recordings

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Gower Review – where are we?

HUGH JONES ON GOWER

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EU PERSPECTIVE

• Review of copyright Acquis

• Collective licensing and levies

• Term directive

• 2010 and Digital Libraries

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INDUSTRY RESPONSES

Search engines and copyright

‘ACAP’ – an industry response

User generated content: the buck stops?

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Industry responses

COPYRIGHT & SEARCH ENGINES

 Inversion

 Copie Presse etc.

 ACAP

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Industry responses

http://www.the-acap.org/

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Industry responses

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Industry responses

USER-GENERATED CONTENT

• “Universal sues MySpace”


• US – the approach in Grokster
• UK – “authorise”? (CBS v. Amstrad)
• Impact of E-Commerce Directive ‘safe harbour’
• BCC Proposal

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PUBLISHERS’ CRITERIA FOR CHANGE

Perceived v actual

Correct method? Remedies?

Changing IP
Law?

Market-based
Laudable but?
Solutions?

Temporary?

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