Saving news with copyright?

Richard Danbury / University of Cambridge (Chair), James Mackenzie / Cutbot.net, Andrew J Hughes / NLA Media Access, Eleonora Rosati/ University of Southampton, John Halton/ FT

Room: Great Room

Time: 1110-1150

This workshop addressed the idea that there should be an amendment of European copyright and related law designed to benefit news, and possibly other content publishers.

This is linked to the EU Commission’s consultation published on the 23rd March 2016. Publishers have set out the reasons why they feel such a development is appropriate in this website. Nonetheless, the proposals are controversial, evidenced not least by the fact that 80 MEPs wrote to the Commission in December 2015 expressing concern about the proposal that an ancillary right for the benefit of press publishers should be brought into EU law.