Public Lecture: Press publisher rights in the proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market

Continuing our lecture series on topical policy issues, Prof. Raquel Xalabarder (Chair of Intellectual Property, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain) discusses the press publisher rights in the proposed Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market.

RWhere: University of Glasgow, Humanities Lecture Theatre
When: Wednesday, November 2nd, 17:30

After several failed national attempts (notably, in Germany and Spain) to secure remuneration for press publishers to be paid by news aggregation services, the proposed Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market grants press publishers exclusive rights that would allow them to authorise and prohibit digital uses (such as news aggregation) for a period of 20 years. We will examine the consistency of the proposed text, as well as national experiences, and will debate their further implications within the copyright system such as with the rights of other publishers and the CJEU rulings that linking to contents freely available online does not qualify as an act of communication to the public (Svensson, BestWater, GSMedia), etc.

The public lecture is free and open to everyone. Please register to secure a seat.

The Humanities Lecture Theatre is the University’s only lecture theatre preserved in its original Victorian wooden amphitheatre layout, and marked as Room 255 on this map. It can be accessed off the West Quadrangle, or (easier to find) via the Lion and Unicorn staircase from Professors’ Square.

Join us for this public lecture on Wednesday November 2nd, at 17:30.

Please visit the event resource page to access Professor Xalabarder’s slides and working paper.

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