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Southampton Law School academic debates EU commission Digital Single Market Strategy

Published: 9 September 2016
Dr Rosati

The European Commission is currently engaged in a discussion on how to achieve a fully-integrated digital single market. To achieve this objective, it has been proposing a number of reforms of the current legislative framework in the area of copyright.

One of the considerations is whether online intermediaries that make available third-party content uploaded by users (eg YouTube, Facebook, etc) should do more to repress and prevent copyright infringements.

In her paper, Southampton Law School academic Dr Eleonora Rosati argues that the current framework is appropriate and passive intermediaries should not be subjected to greater responsibilities.

The paper has already attracted attention and is likely to have an impact on the current policy discourse, particularly at the level of both the European Commission and relevant stakeholders such as intermediaries, online platforms, creative industries, consumer associations. The Financial Times interviewed Dr Rosati in September, subscribers can access the news article here

Dr Rosati will discuss the main findings at events in Brussels and Berlin later this year.

For more information view Dr Rosati's paper or download the paper summary below

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