- Academic Symposium: Harmonizing European Intermediary Liability in Copyright on Saturday 14 January 2017
- Smartphones and Privacy: Unique Research Project by MIT and the University of Amsterdam
- Persbericht: Geheime surveillance bij opsporing: onafhankelijk toezicht en transparantie voor verbetering vatbaar
- Presentation by ECHR judge Robert Spano at IViR on 28 October 2016
- De filterbubbel doorgeprikt: het negatieve effect van gepersonaliseerde media valt mee
- IViR research identifies tension between EU data protection law and free trade agreements
Privacy en vrijheid van meningsuiting. Civielrechtelijke veroordeling exploitant nieuwswebsite vanwege beledigende reacties op webforum nieuwszenderuitlatingen door lezers. Geen schending vrijheid van meningsuiting.
nr. 446 en 447
Instituut voor Informatierecht (IViR, Universiteit van Amsterdam), november 2016, 52 pp.
In een nieuw onderzoek concluderen onderzoekers van het Instituut voor Informatierecht (IViR, Universiteit van Amsterdam) dat bij het inzetten van geheime surveillance voor de opsporing van strafbare feiten onafhankelijk toezicht en transparantie gewaarborgd moeten zijn. Uitspraken van Europese rechters hierover zijn duidelijk: er gelden dezelfde normen voor nationale veiligheid als voor de opsporing van strafbare feiten. Het rapport vertaalt deze normen in tien richtsnoeren waarmee rekening moet worden gehouden bij het ontwerp van nieuwe wetgeving.
This article critically examines the 'new public' test in EU copyright law, which was developed by the CJEU interpreting the right of communication to the public in cases of retransmission and hyperlinking. As the authors seek to demonstrate, this test is flawed for at least three reasons: historical, conceptual and economic. EU copyright law can do well without a 'new public' test.
European Commission, Directorate General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW).
This is the Final Report of the of the Europen Commission Expert Group on the development and implications of patent law in the field of biotechnology and genetic engineering, which is chaired by Dr. Sven Bostyn. It describes in detail the issues regarding a number of very important topics in the area of biotechnological inventions, i.e., the patentability of plants and processes for making plants, issues relating to human embryonic stem cells and the patentability of human DNA. It finally provides advice for future policy and legislative work.
NJB Blog, 25 oktober 2016.
Speaking notes for a panel debate hosted by MEP Viviane Reding at the European Parliament on 12 October 2016.
Final report. A study prepared for the European Commission, DG Communications Networks, Content & Technology
A new EU study looks at the remuneration paid to authors in the print sector in ten EU countries (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Hungary and Denmark). The study was conducted to support policy-making in the area of copyright. The Commission is looking for evidence on whether, and to what extent, the differences that exist amongst the Member States' legislative frameworks affect levels of remuneration and the functioning of the internal market.
Freedom of expression is a fundamental freedom, one of the cornerstones of democracy in Europe, enshrined in various key texts, including the European Convention on Human Rights. But the boundaries between freedom to criticise and damaging a person’s honour or reputation are not always very clear. By defining public insults and defamation, the law can set limits on freedom of expression, which is neither absolute nor boundless. But how far can it go? This study examines the details of the European Court of Human Right’s case law on defamation. It explores a range of substantive and procedural issues that the Court has considered, and clarifies the concept of defamation, positioning it in relation to freedom of expression and public debate. It explains how overly protective defamation laws can have a chilling effect on freedom of expression and public debate, and discusses the proportionality of defamation laws and their application.
Paper for Open Data Research Symposium Madrid 2016
This paper analyzes the status of legal information under international and national copyright laws. It argues that the current uncertainties with respect to the copyright status of primary legal materials (legislation, court decisions) and secondary legal materials such as parliamentary records and other official texts relevant to the interpretation of law, constitute a barrier to access and use. The time has come for reform of the international copyright system in WIPO. International law should recognize explicitly that primary and secondary legal materials are public domain and thus not subject to copyright or related rights. This will bring outdated copyright norms across the world up to date with current developments: the trend towards universal recognition of the right to access government information as part of human rights, the UN’s sustainable development goals with respect to access to law, and the rapid growth of open government policies worldwide, supported by the Open Government Partnership (OGP).