geigerEarlier this week, the European Copyright Society has issued its response to the Public consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules of the European Commission.  The response is available here.

The European Copyright Society (ECS) was founded in January 2012 with the aim of creating a platform for critical and independent scholarly thinking on European Copyright Law. Its members are renowned scholars and academics from various countries of Europe, seeking to promote their views of the overall public interest regarding the construction of European Copyright law. In February 2013, the European Copyright Society issued an remarked opinion on the Svensson case (Case C-466/12) which was referred to the CJEU for a preliminary ruling from the Svea hovrätt (Sweden) on 18 October 2012.

The European Copyright Society was initiated by Professor Lionel Bently, Director of the Centre of Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL), University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), Professor Séverine Dusollier, Director of the Centre de recherche information, droit et société (CRIDS), University of Namur (Belgium), Professor Reto M. Hilty, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich (Germany), Professor P. Bernt Hugenholtz, Director of the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Christophe Geiger, Director General and Director of the Research Department, Centre d’Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg (France), which are its founding members.

Other interesting academic responses to the Consultation issued this week include for example the response of the working group on Copyright coordinated by the European Law Institute.

My Center (CEIPI, the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies) also issued an opinion.