Tag Archives | freedom of expression

Beware of the ‘mutant copyrights’ in a trademarked culture!

By 4 November 2016 0

The European Copyright Society (ECS) was founded in January 2012 with the aim of creating a platform for critical and independent scholarly thinking on European Copyright Law. Its members include scholars and academics from various countries of the European Union, seeking to promote their views of the overall public interest. The ECS has recently prepared an […]

‘Parody’ becomes a concept of EU law: something to applaud or to fear?

By 2 November 2014 29

After the September 3, 2014 decision of the Court of Justice of the EU in Deckmyn v. Vandersteen,  the notion of parody is a concept of EU law. Does it mean that the national cultures and laws of the EU Member States are no more competent to define the limits of humor? This would be […]