The present paper investigates the interference between copyright and freedom of expression in the European Union. In particular it (i) shows that the Court of Justice has substantially avoided to balance those rights, while a significant space remains for an interpretative fine tuning in this field; (ii) analyses the meaning of freedom of expression and recognizes how it «permanently interferes» with copyright; (iii) argues that the balance between these fundamental rights could be undertaken by the Court beyond the breathing spaces provided by specific intellectual property clauses containing exceptions or limitations; (iv) suggests that such balancing should be pursued by selecting solutions not meant to maximize third interests but to minimize both rights’ sacrifices.

L'interferenza permanente fra proprietà intellettuale e libertà di espressone nel diritto dell'Unione Europea: una proposta di bilanciamento

Andrea Ottolia
2016

Abstract

The present paper investigates the interference between copyright and freedom of expression in the European Union. In particular it (i) shows that the Court of Justice has substantially avoided to balance those rights, while a significant space remains for an interpretative fine tuning in this field; (ii) analyses the meaning of freedom of expression and recognizes how it «permanently interferes» with copyright; (iii) argues that the balance between these fundamental rights could be undertaken by the Court beyond the breathing spaces provided by specific intellectual property clauses containing exceptions or limitations; (iv) suggests that such balancing should be pursued by selecting solutions not meant to maximize third interests but to minimize both rights’ sacrifices.
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