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Within the current European Union (EU) online copyright enforcement regime — of which Article 17 of the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive  constitutes the seminal legal provision— the role of online content-sharing service providers (OCSSPs) is limited to ensuring that copyright owners obtain fair-remuneration for content shared over their platforms (role of ‘content distributors’) and preventing unauthorized uses of copyright protected content (‘Internet police’). Neither role allows for a recognition of OCSSPs’ role as facilitators of democratic discourse and the duty incumbent on them to ensure that user freedoms to engage in democratic discourse are preserved. This essay proposes a re-imagining of the EU legal framework on online copyright enforcement — using the social planning theory of copyright law as a normative framework — to increase its fitness for preserving and promoting copyright law’s democracy enhancing function.
|Title of host publication||Perspectives on digital humanism|
|Editors||Carlo Ghezzi, Edward Lee, Erich Prem, Hannes Werthner|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
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DIGHUM Summer School
Sunimal Mendis (Contributor)19 Sep 2022 → 23 Sep 2022
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course etc. › Scientific