In 2016, IPR enforcement and copyright rises again on the political agenda. The European Union's IPR Enforcement directive is being reviewed under the Digital Single Market proposals. IPR enforcement on the Internet is highly contrversial as measures may entail some form of content blocking and impose new liabilities on ISPs and content platforms.
This section monitors aspects of EU policy which relate to IPR and copyright enforcement. It also logs industry moves which stand to influence the policy agenda and seeks to understand ways in which European IPR enforcement policy could change or evolve.
If you like the articles in this section and you are interested in copyright enforcement policy in the EU, you may like my books A Copyright Masquerade: How Corporate Lobbying Threatens Online Freedoms and The Copyright Enforcement Enigma - Internet Politics and the ‘Telecoms Package’
You might also like my latest book 'The Closing of the Net' which examins corporate power and Internet policy, including 3 chapters on copyright.