EU Copyright Law, Lobbying and Transparency of Policy-Making: The cases of sound recordings term extension and orphan works provisions

Author:Agnieszka Vetulani-Cegiel
Position::PhD, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Assistant Professor, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland; Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, Department of Press Systems and Press Law

The objective of this paper is to discuss EU lobbying in the area of copyright. Legislation needs to regulate the legal position of various different stakeholders in a balanced manner. However, a number of EU copyright provisions brought into effect over recent years were highly controversial and have led to suggestions that powerful lobbying forces may have had some influence. This article... (see full summary)

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