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Annual ECS Conference: ‘The Constitutional Turn in Copyright Law – From human rights, to competition aspects and fairness concerns’

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Annual ECS Conference: ‘The Constitutional Turn in Copyright Law – From human rights, to competition aspects and fairness concerns’

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The annual conference of the European Copyright Society (ECS) will take place on 27 May 2022 at the University of Nottingham, in Nottingham (UK).

The theme of the conference this year is: ‘The Constitutional Turn in Copyright Law – From human rights, to competition aspects and fairness concerns’. 

With the keynote speech by Lord Justice Arnold, Court of Appeal of England and Wales, the conference will have the participation of renowned IP scholars.

More information about the event on ECS website.

Annual ECS Conference – Programme


8.30-9.00 – Registration and Coffee

9.00-9.15 – Welcome address and introduction

Chair Keynote Speech: Prof. Estelle Derclaye

9.15-9.45 – Keynote speech – Lord Justice Arnold, Court of Appeal of England and Wales

9.45-10.00 – Discussion

Chair session 1: Prof. Thomas Dreier

Copyright as a human right in the EU and associated countries 

10.00-10.20 – Dr. Caterina Sganga: The past, present and future of Article 17(2) CFREU

10.20-10.40 – Prof. Ole-Andreas Rognstad: The fundamental rights status of countries associated to the EU: the EEA, the UK and Switzerland

10.40-10.55 – Discussion

Break – 10.55-11.15

Chair Session 2: Prof. Marie-Christine Janssens

Human rights and exceptions to copyright and related rights

11.15-11.35 – Prof. Tatiana Synodinou: Copyright versus freedom of expression (critique, satire and parody)

11.35-11.55 – Prof. Christophe Geiger (with Dr. Bernd Justin Jütte): The emergence of the fundamental right to research and its implications for copyright law

11.55-12.15 – Prof. Péter Mezei: The CDSMD and educational limitations and exceptions in Hungary – an empirical analysis

12.15-12.30 – Discussion

12.30-13.30 – Lunch; Venue: Atrium, Law and Social Sciences Building

13.30-14.30 – Postgraduate studies and career session for students; discussion with ECS members

Chair Session 3: Prof. Valérie-Laure Benabou

Human rights and the role of intermediaries, the state and other parties in enforcing copyright

14.30-14.50 – Prof. Thomas Riis: Principles of due process in intermediaries’ content moderation practices

14.50-15.10 – Dr. Martin Husovec: (Ir)Responsible Legislature? Speech Risks under the EU’s Rules on Delegated Digital Enforcement

15.10-15.30 – Prof. Martin Kretschmer: Online regulation by proxy? An assessment of Codes of conduct and Codes of practice

15.30-15.45 – Discussion

15.45-16.05 – Break

Chair Session 4: Prof. Reto Hilty

Copyright, competition aspects and fairness concerns

16.05-16.25 – Prof. Marco Ricolfi: IP and de facto powers in an algorithmic environment

16.25-16.45 – Prof. Martin Senftleben: Safeguarding Human Freedom of Expression, Art Autonomy and Alternative Visions of Society in the Age of AI Systems Substituting Human Literary and Artistic Productions

16.45-17.00 – Discussion

Chair session 5: Prof. Mireille van Eechoud

What is the trouble with human rights?      

17.00-17.20 – Prof. Jonathan Griffiths: Creators’ fundamental rights

17.20-17.45 – Prof. Séverine Dusollier: The insufficiency of fundamental rights

17.45-18.00 – Discussion

18.00-18.15 – Closing

For further information, contact Estelle Derclaye (scientific programme) and Ioanna Lapatoura (administrative matters).