Annual Conference 

European Copyright Society

“The Constitutional Turn in Copyright Law – From human rights, to competition aspects and fairness concerns”

27 May 2022, Nottingham (in-person event)
hosted by the University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre (UNCLC)

Venue

B63 Law and Social Sciences building, University Park Campus, University of Nottingham NG7 2RD

Registration:  £55 for non-academics; £40 for academics and £15 for students.
YOU CAN REGISTER HERE until May 20, 2022! (If a red warning states “session sales limit exceeded, European copyright society conference; sorry we are unable to add an item to your basked”, please refresh the page or wait a few minutes and you will be able to register. We are looking at this technical problem.)

View of the Monica Partridge Building from the Millennium Gardens, University Park. Image supplied courtesy of the University of Nottingham © Martine Hamilton Knight

Programme

8.30-9.00 – Registration and Coffee

9.00-9.15 – Welcome address and introduction

Chair Keynote Speech: Prof. Estelle Derclaye

9.15-9.45 – Keynote speech – Lord Justice Arnold, Court of Appeal of England and Wales: The Constitutional Turn: Balancing Copyright and Freedom of Expression in English Law

9.45-10.00 – Discussion

Chair session 1: Prof. Raquel Xalabarder

Copyright as a human right in the EU and associated countries 

10.00-10.20 – Dr. Caterina Sganga: The past, present and future of Article 17(2) CFREU

10.20-10.40 – Prof. Ole-Andreas Rognstad: The fundamental rights status of countries associated to the EU: the EEA, the UK and Switzerland

10.40-10.55 – Discussion

Break – 10.55-11.15

Chair Session 2: Prof. Marie-Christine Janssens

Human rights and exceptions to copyright and related rights

11.15-11.35 – Prof. Tatiana Synodinou: Copyright versus freedom of expression (critique, satire and parody)

11.35-11.55 – Prof. Christophe Geiger (with Dr. Bernd Justin Jütte): The emergence of the fundamental right to research and its implications for copyright law

11.55-12.15 – Prof. Péter Mezei: The CDSMD and educational limitations and exceptions in Hungary – an empirical analysis

12.15-12.30 – Discussion

12.30-13.30 – Lunch; Venue: Atrium, Law and Social Sciences Building

13.30-14.30 – Postgraduate studies and career session for students; discussion with ECS members

Chair Session 3: Prof. Valérie-Laure Benabou

Human rights and the role of intermediaries, the state and other parties in enforcing copyright

14.30-14.50 – Prof. Thomas Riis: Principles of due process in intermediaries’ content moderation practices

14.50-15.10 – Dr. Martin Husovec: (Ir)Responsible Legislature? Speech Risks under the EU’s Rules on Delegated Digital Enforcement

15.10-15.30 – Prof. Martin Kretschmer: Online regulation by proxy? An assessment of Codes of conduct and Codes of practice

15.30-15.45 – Discussion

15.45-16.05 – Break

Chair Session 4: Prof. Alexander Peukert

Copyright, competition aspects and fairness concerns

16.05-16.25 – Prof. Marco Ricolfi: IP and de facto powers in an algorithmic environment

16.25-16.45 – Prof. Martin Senftleben: Safeguarding Human Freedom of Expression, Art Autonomy and Alternative Visions of Society in the Age of AI Systems Substituting Human Literary and Artistic Productions

16.45-17.00 – Discussion

Chair session 5: Prof. Mireille van Eechoud

What is the trouble with human rights?      

17.00-17.20 – Prof. Jonathan Griffiths: Fundamental Rights in the CJEU’s Copyright Jurisprudence in Review

17.20-17.45 – Prof. Séverine Dusollier: The insufficiency of fundamental rights

17.45-18.00 – Discussion

18.00-18.15 – Closing

Contact: Estelle Derclaye Estelle.Derclaye@nottingham.ac.uk (scientific programme); Ioanna Lapatoura ioanna.lapatoura1@nottingham.ac.uk (administrative matters).

The conference will be a completely in-person event. The panels will not be streamed.

Registration:  £55 for non-academics; £40 for academics and £15 for students. YOU CAN REGISTER HERE until May 20, 2022. (If a red warning states “session sales limit exceeded, European copyright society conference; sorry we are unable to add an item to your basked”, please refresh the page or wait a few minutes and you will be able to register. We are looking at this technical problem.)

Information about the venue, accessibility, car parks (including disabled access and disabled car park spaces) and prayer rooms.

*Click to find information about travelling to campus by car, bus, train or air.

*Click to view the campus map of University Park, University of Nottingham.

Plan your travel and stay in Nottingham – Airports, transportation links & hotels

Here is a list with the best UK airports for anyone travelling to Nottingham from abroad, based on the distance and transportation links available:

  1. East Midlands Airport (EMA)
  2. Birmingham Airport
  3. London Luton Airport
  4. Manchester Airport
  5. London Heathrow Airport

Here are some of the easiest/quickest routes that one can follow to get to Nottingham, from each of the above airports (with provisional pricing for the date of the conference, although please note that prices may fluctuate):

1. East Midlands Airport (EMA)

a) local bus ‘Skylink’: 24/7, direct link to Nottingham city centre, running every 20′, (cost 3-4£) (duration 20′) (https://www.trentbarton.co.uk/services/skylinknottingham)

b) local taxi (starting at 28£) (duration 20′-30′) OR uber

c) Also check EMA website, with other options: https://www.eastmidlandsairport.com/getting-to-and-from/nottingham/

2. Birmingham Airport 

a) train with 1 change (cost 12-15£) (duration 1.5h) 

b) direct coach once a day at 22:55 (cost 9£) (duration 1.5h) 

c) local taxi (starting at 75£) (duration 1h) OR uber

3. London Luton Airport

a) train with 1 change (cost 50£) (duration 1.5h)

b) direct coach to Nottingham (cost 25-28£) (duration 3h)

c) local taxi (starting at 135£) (duration 2h) OR uber

4. Manchester Airport 

a) train with 1 change (cost 40£) (duration 2.5h)

b) local taxi (starting at 130£) (duration 2h) OR uber

c) coach with 1 change (cost 15-18£) (duration 6-6.5h)

5. London Heathrow Airport 

a) direct coach to Nottingham (cost 25£) (duration 3.5-4h)

b) local taxi (starting at 155£) (duration 2.5h) OR uber

c) train with 2 changes (including taking the tube to London St Pancras station) (cost 90£) (duration 2.5-3h)

The Eurostar (www.eurostar.com) is also a good option for those coming from Europe esp. Belgium, France and the Netherlands

For the local taxi servicehttps://dgcars.co.uk/services/airport-transfers (which you can pre-book)

For trainshttps://www.thetrainline.com/ (this website offers discounted rates if you book in advance, and can also be downloaded as an app on your phone – sends you notifications if there are changes/ disruption)

For coacheshttps://www.nationalexpress.com/en

Lastly, here is guidance as to how to get from central Nottingham to the University Park campus of the University of Nottingham: 

From Nottingham city centre/Old market square > Orange bus line no.34 (cost 2.40£) (duration 20-30′) OR taxi/Uber (cost 10-15£) (duration 20′). The same cost and duration applies if you order a taxi/Uber from Nottingham Station.

Hotels: here is a list of some hotels in Nottingham, located in close proximity to the University Park campus: The Orchard Hotel; De Vere Jubilee Campus Hotel; Crowne Plaza Nottingham; Park Plaza Nottingham; Hilton Nottingham.

If you require any further assistance, please feel free to get in touch with the ECS Conference’s Assistant/ Organiser, Miss Ioanna Lapatoura (ioanna.lapatoura1@nottingham.ac.uk).