EIFL webinar: Leading copyright lawyer explains what the 'TU Darmstadt’ case means for libraries

The 'TU Darmstadt' case is regarded as a significant boost for European libraries to digitize works in their collections and to make them available in library reading rooms. Since EU law has an important influence beyond Europe, the decision is also important for libraries outside Europe.

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Webinar
PRESENTER:
Dr Nils Rauer
DATE:
July 2016
DOCUMENT LANGUAGE:
English
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In September 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a landmark ruling in the case of Technische Universität Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt) v Eugen Ulmer KG on the use of copyright protected works in libraries. The ruling, that clarifies important provisions in the European InfoSoc Directive, is seen as a significant boost for European libraries to digitize works in their collections and to make them available in library reading rooms. They may do so irrespective of whether the publisher offers a digital version of the book or not.

In this webinar, guest speaker is Dr Nils Rauer, a partner in the international law firm Hogan Lovells, who represented the defendant in the case, sets out the key facts of the case and discusses what the ruling means for libraries.

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