The European Copyright Society is hosting its annual conference on 26 May 2023 at KU Leuven, Belgium. This year’s conference under the theme of “The Interface Between Copyright and Data Regulation” explores different aspects of the relationship between copyright and data, personal as well as non-personal, linking to the current EU legal initiatives on data regulation.
CREATe’s director, Martin Kretschmer will contribute to the conference with a presentation on how to locate copyright within data and platform regulation, drawing on the notion of a “regulatory field”, developed in his recent paper in the Weizenbaum Journal (with Ula Furgal and Philip Schlesinger).
The full program is available on the conference website here.
The ECS brings together prominent European copyright scholars to facilitate discussion and promote their views of the overall public interest on all topics in the field of authors rights, neighbouring rights and related matters. On 24th April 2023, the ECS sent a letter to the EU Commission Terry Breton to highlight the priorities for the future action in relation to the copyright field. There are four issues that, according to the ECS, deserve particular attention: optimization of the harmonisation achieved so far, introduction of a EU-wide copyright title, strenghtening of relationships between copyright and other fields and regulations, and the societal challenge of sustainaibility and copyright.
The entire letter can be found below.