UNCLC Seminar Series presents
Professor Maurizio Borghi
User rights in copyright law - and why they really matter
Permitted uses of copyright works are an integral part of any copyright system. They play a key role in securing a balance between affording the copyright holder certain rights while encouraging others to use the work to build new knowledge. The seminar discusses the doctrinal approaches to permitted uses and whether they should be considered as fully-fledged user rights. It presents the preliminary results of an empirical study, which examines to what extent users’ behaviour when engaging in permitted uses is influenced by the legal formulation of such uses. In particular, the study investigates the effect of framing copyright permitted uses as positive user rights instead as mere exceptions or affirmative defences.
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