The new EU Directive 2014/26 as a catalyst for film and digital content innovation in Europe



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Corredoira y Alfonso, Loreto (2015) The new EU Directive 2014/26 as a catalyst for film and digital content innovation in Europe. International journal of intellectual property management, 8 (1-2). pp. 21-40. ISSN 1478-9655

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The present paper analyses various conditions of the digital content market, such as barriers to competition and bottlenecks to intellectual property (IP) rights generation and management, as well as the collective copyright management system. The paper will discuss the need to modernize Spanish IP law, improve the transparency of how “collecting societies” operate and liberalise processes for licensing and transferring IP to allow for new types of contracts. It will also explore how regulatory reform en route to a digital single market stands to give more freedom to copyright holders and producers, and how Directive 2014/26 is likely to affect music and other paid content-sectors such as film and video. It argue that these reforms will open new business opportunities in entertainment, as well as offer solid alternatives to piracy, which may help revitalise the digital content industry in Europe.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:EU Copyright Directives; Collective societies; IP Laws; Multiterritorial licences; Online services, Single Market, Content distribution
Subjects:Social sciences > Information science > Information storage and retrieval systems
Social sciences > Law > European Union institutions
Social sciences > Law > European Union international treaties
ID Code:33610
Deposited On:15 Oct 2015 11:53
Last Modified:20 Apr 2016 09:15

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