5 July 2017
A new study has been published which assesses, from an economic perspective, the utility in introducing a new ancillary right for press publishers’ (e.g. Article 11 of the proposed Copyright Directive). The study includes an assessment of the new business models of the publishing industry, and an examination of the disruptive forces introduced by innovation (particularly in regards to the rise of online aggregated platforms). The study concludes that the introduction of a new press publishers’ right is likely to be ineffective for its intended purpose, and instead may hamper the information society infrastructure.
The study, entitled “New Rights or New Business Models? An Inquiry into the Future of Publishing in the Digital Era” by Martin Senftleben, Maximilian Kerk, Miriam Buiten, and Klaus Heine, is available here via SpringerLink.