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7th GRUR Int./JIPLP Joint Seminar "(Non-)Regulation of online platforms and internet intermediaries: state of play, visions, and next steps in Germany, UK, the Netherlands and at EU level"

Update II (17 November 2016): The presentations and the list of participants are now available for download. To access them, please click on the tab "downloads" below!

Update I (31 October 2016): Please note that the event is now fully booked, so that we can not accept any further registrations!

The 7th GRUR Int./JIPLP Joint Seminar organized by GRUR and Oxford University Press (OUP) in the framework of their publishing and event partnership will be held at the Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum of the Humbold University of Berlin on Monday, 14 November 2016 from 13.00 - 20.00.

On 14 September 2016, the European Commission eventually presented its long-awaited legislative proposals - two directives and two regulations - aimed at reforming the EU copyright system and adapting it to the realities of the Digital Single Market. Remarkably, the reform package comprises a set of proposals regarding the liability of internet intermediaries and platform operators with the objective "to increase cultural diversity in Europe an content available online, while bringing clearer rules for all online players". Thereby, the EU has set the scene for a lively autumn debate on the much-discussed issue of "sharing of value" - and way beyond!

Against the background of these ongoing reform activities at national and EU level, distinguished experts in copyright law from Germany, UK and the Netherlands will examine the recent copyright case law and the new legislative proposals regarding the modernisation of the legal framework of the EU Copyright System with regard to internet intermediaries. They will discuss the current state of play as well as the challenges and options involved, and present their ideas on possible solution models for the future.

Confirmed speakers are:

  • Dr Martin Husovec, Tilburg University (NL)
  • Prof. Dr Matthias Leistner, LL.M. (Cambridge), Ludwig-Maximiliams-University of Munich (DE)
  • Maria Martin-Prat, DG CONNECT, European Commission (Brussels)
  • Prof. Dr Eva Obergfell, Humboldt University of Berlin (DE)
  • Prof. Dr Ansgar Ohly, Ludwig-Maximiliams-University of Munich (DE)
  • Prof. Dr Karl-Nikolaus Peifer, University of Cologne (DE). who will act as Chair of the Joint Seminar
  • Dr Eleonora Rosati, University of Southampton (UK)

Please note that proceedings will be held in English language without simultaneous translation. The Joint Seminar is open and free of charge. Room availability is limited to 140 seats so that we recommend an early registration. The working programme (ending at approx. 19.00) will be followed by a reception for all participants.


Update 31 October 2016: online registration is closed.

Update 17 November 2017: to access and download the presentations and list of participants, please click on the tab "download".

Contact for requests:
Sandra von Lingen, GRUR Manager Legal & International Affairs, or +49 (0)221 650 65-155,


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Datum (von) 14.11.2016
Uhrzeit (von) 13:00 - 20:00
Ort Berlin

Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum of the Humbold University of Berlin

Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 3

D-10117 Berlin


Dr Martin Husovec; Prof. Dr Matthias Leistner, LL.M.; Prof. Dr Eva Obergfell; Prof. Dr Ansgar Ohly; Prof. Dr Karl-Nikolaus Peifer; Dr Eleonora Rosati

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