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Research: Blockchain and Copyright Issues

by Maximilian Kiemle, LL.M. student at KU Leuven in Belgium.

Blockchain and Copyright Issues

This paper examines the use of blockchain-based copyright registries. It highlights associated issues and explores the viability of a number of legal and technical responses.

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Categories: IP Enforcement, Digital platforms

Research: Portability in Datasets under Intellectual Property, Competition Law, and Blockchain

by Dr Björn Lundqvist, Associate Professor of Law, Stockholm University

Portability in Datasets under Intellectual Property, Competition Law, and Blockchain

This summary attempts to identify which legal systems are applicable when data is obtained from devices, sent to other devices, and/or distributed to the Cloud, and, ultimately, when it is reused. The author specifically focuses on the application of competition law vis-à-vis the firms included in the standardisation of the Digital Economy. The author’s full paper on this topic can be found on the SSRN website.

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Categories: IP and Competition Law, Artificial intelligence and data, Digital platforms

Research: A FRAND Regime for Dominant Digital Platforms

by Mathew Heim and Igor Nikolic

A FRAND Regime for Dominant Digital Platforms

This study explores how European policy and legislation has traditionally applied the ‘fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory’ or FRAND regime in order to ensure access to critical goods or services. This regime provides inspiration in the on-going debate around dominant digital platforms. The authors of this paper are Mathew Heim, Tanfield Chambers and Dr. Igor Nikolic, University College London.

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Categories: SMEs, Standardisation, IP and Competition Law, Digital Single Market, Digital platforms, European Commission, FRAND, Policy, Legislation, Regulation, Access