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 Estelle.Derclaye@nottingham.ac.uk (scientific programme) and Ioanna Lapatoura firstname.lastname@example.org (administrative matters).