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Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Leistner on Copyright Law on the Internet in Need of Reform

Matthias Leistner, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, has published Copyright Law on the Internet in Need of Reform: Hyperlinks, Online Platforms and Aggregators at 2017 JIPLP 136 (2018). Here is the abstract.

This paper concerns the question whether a revision of the substantive copyright law is needed due to the various challenges posed by Web 2.0. These range from the fair and equal treatment of user-generated content via links, frames and the various activities of online platforms and aggregators on the internet, to more technically complex issues such as the geo-portability of contents subscribed to. Further important aspects of necessary reform in the digital context include the adjustment of the exceptions and limitations to copyright as well as enforcement instruments.Copyright Law on the Internet in Need of Reform: Hyperlinks, Online Platforms and Aggregators

Download the article from SSRN at the link.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/2018/10/leistner-on-copyright-law-on-the-internet-in-need-of-reform.html

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