- Economic rights which enable right holders to control the use of their work and other protected materials and be remunerated for their use. They normally take the form of exclusive rights, for example exclusive right to authorize or prohibit the making and distribution of copies as well as communication to the public.
- Moral rights include the right to claim authorship of the work and the right to object to any derogatory action in relation to the work.
Copyright in the digital world: what’s new?
/ Tuesday, 11 February 2020 / Published in Legal x-rays
The digital single market is one of European Union’s most important achievement and its best offer in times of ever greater globalization. The aim of the DSM strategy is to create an area where businesses and consumers have unrestricted access to digital goods and services all over Europe, where the free flow of data creates an environment that enhances both competition and innovation while the digital economy is significantly boosted . However, digital single market’s aim is not only to improve the European economy, but also to protect citizens’ copyrights, which are becoming more and more sensitive, as they are constantly violated. What is the connection between DSM and copyrights? In the limits of the improved access to digital goods and services the DSM offers, the European Commission has suggested a more modern European legislation on intellectual property rights to be protected in the single market against the provision of online products and services. What does the new copyright Directive forecasts? This new Directive (EU 2019/790) foresees, among others, measures aiming at improving the position of right- holders to negotiate and be remunerated for the exploitation of their work by online services giving access to user-uploaded content. Such rights are granted to authors (copyright or authors’ rights) as well as to performers, producers and broadcasters. More specifically, there rights include: