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Thursday, 27 January 2022 - 5.30pm
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Online webinar

Title: 'Improving Access to Copyright Data' 

Speaker: Professor Stef van Gompel, Vrije University, Amsterdam 

Biography: 

Professor Dr Stef van Gompel is Full Professor of Intellectual Property at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Associate Professor at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) of the University of Amsterdam. On March 16, 2011, he received his doctorate from the University of Amsterdam for his thesis entitled Formalities in Copyright Law: An Analysis of their History, Rationales and Possible Future (Kluwer Law International, 2011). He studied law at the University of Amsterdam (2005, cum laude) and Music Management at the Fontys Business College of Higher Education in Tilburg, the Netherlands (1999). He is specialized in intellectual property law and in national and international copyright law, in particular. He is also the president of the Dutch national group of AIPPI, member of the executive committee of AIPPI international, chairperson of the editorial board of the Dutch copyright journal Auteursrecht, deputy chairperson of the Standing Committee on Plagiarism of Buma/Stemra, and member of the general board of the Dutch reprographic reproduction rights foundation Reprorecht (representing authors of professional and scientific publications).

Abstract:

Access to adequate, reliable and up-to-date copyright data is paramount to the operation of many creative industries around the world. Due to formality-free protection, however, such data is often not readily available. Some countries have in place voluntary copyright registries, but these registries are still very much nationally oriented and do not always provide meaningful access to copyright data for online use. Valuable copyright data is also held by Collective Rights Management Organisations, but they usually operate as black-boxes, licensing content without necessarily providing a full picture of the repertoires they represent. There nevertheless are ways to improve accessibility of copyright data, for instance, by requiring rightholders who submit notifications to trigger the filtering system under Article 17(4) CDSM Directive to simultaneously deposit the information submitted into a public repository. Such requirement, which has the potential of providing a valuable resource of copyright data, would not be contrary to the prohibition on formalities in Article 5(2) of the Berne Convention.

 

Zoom Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NfQQfus0R0etovWARj504w 

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