II. Copy21 Blogshop

Copy21 is a blog dedicated to copyright law. The second Blogshop will be held on October 6, 2017. It will be organized in the Hungarian Bar Association’s ceremonial hall in Budapest. The event is co-sponsored by Copy21, Péter Pázmány Catholic University, Hungarian Lawyers’ Association and

Angel on my shoulder…

The consumption of audio-visual contents has traditionally relied on the sale of tangible data carriers (video tapes, DVDs, Blu-ray discs etc.) or on the streaming of video contents via the Internet. Rental practices gained ground in the 1980s, but the rental of tangible copies is

China IP Diary #2

During the second half of 2016, National Copyright Administration of PRC (NCAC) and other three authorities (State Internet Information Office, Ministry of Industry and Information and Ministry of Public Security) jointly launched the 2016 Jianwang Operation (hereafter called” JW 2016” and Jianwang means the “sword

Copyright Harmonization in the Digital Age: will the EU Cope?

Much has been written on the European Commission’s Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy, including its copyright-relevant pieces (cf. several posts on IPKat or The 1709 Blog) and also critiques on the impact of policy failures of EU copyright. Indeed, the concept of DSM exists since