Modernisation of the EU Copyright Rules Position Statement of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

« On 14 September 2016 the European Commission published a package of proposals aimed at the modernisation of copyright within the digital single market. The full suite of proposals (hereinafter “copyright package”) as well as the Commission’s background documents can be accessed via ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/modernisation-eu-copyright-rules. This copyright package is of particular interest to the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (hereinafter the Institute), which has been committed since its founding in 1966 to the analysis and development of intellectual property and competition law on the basis of established scientific principles. The Institute regularly advises governmental bodies and other organisations taking an international approach and placing emphasis on the comparative analysis of law as well as economic and technological aspects of legal development. (…) »