The Routledge Handbook of EU Copyright Law provides a definitive survey of copyright harmonization in the European Union, capturing the essential and relevant issues of this relatively recent phenomenon. Over the past few years, two themes have emerged: one the one hand, copyright policy and legislative initiatives have intensified; on the other hand, the large number of references to the Court of Justice of the European Union has substantially shaped the EU copyright framework and, with it, also the copyright framework of individual EU Member States.
This handbook is a detailed reference source of original contributions which analyze and critically evaluate the state of EU copyright law with a view to detecting the key trends and patterns in the evolution of EU copyright, weighing the benefits and disadvantages of such evolution. It covers a broad range of topics through clusters focused on: the history and approaches to EU copyright harmonization; harmonization in the areas of exclusive rights, exceptions and limitations, and enforcement; copyright policy and legacy of harmonization.
Reviews for the Routledge Handbook of EU Copyright Law
Hayleigh Bosher, Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law, Brunel University of London: "This substantial handbook is a must have for those interested in EU copyright law. Since the handbook not only sets out the current state of play, but also engages with all the core issues around EU copyright, including looking to areas of development both in the and technology, it is essential reading for those studying, researching and practising copyright law. It will, naturally, be of particular relevance to those with an interest in EU copyright law, harmonisation, subsistence, infringement, exceptions and enforcement, as well as the interplay between copyright and fundamental rights."
IFIM Conference 'EU Copyright Law: State of Play and Future Directions' (26 May 2021)