Webinar KR21: Are flexible copyright exceptions the next step for Europe?

Knowledgerights 21 is organizing a webinar on flexible copyright exceptions from a European perspective that will take place on February 13, 2023, from 11:00 to 12:30.

We tend to associate the civil law systems that dominate in Europe with narrowly defined exceptions, only allowing users to undertake a specific, predefined task. But in fact, traditionally, civil law systems have been characterised as codifying broad and flexible principles into law, giving courts much leeway in their interpretation. It is only over the 20th century, as copyright law has been frequently updated, and the European Union has sought to bring some unity to diverse legal traditions, that much of this openness and flexibility has been lost. Ironically, now it is sometimes even said that open norms are alien to civil law traditions.

The webinar will be chaired by Felix Reda, with speakers prof. Emily Hudson, prof. Chung-Lun Sung and Benjamin White.

You can register here.