Webinar (16 November) The Regulatory Landscape for Copyright Content Moderation: Evaluation and Future Trajectories

Date: 16 November 2021

Time: 10:00 to 11:30 CEST / Amsterdam Time 

Registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0scuGuqj4oH9V88UOJ8MHz6KkTSLNwixeT

This webinar will address the current status and future avenues for copyright content moderation in EU law, including a discussion on the rules on liability for online content-sharing service providers.

In particular, the webinar will provide attendants with an overview, update and critical discussion of the following key topics:

  • Recent developments at EU level surrounding copyright content moderation in the context of art. 17 of the copyright in the Digital Single Market (CDSM) Directive (2019/790) and recent Court of Justice case law;
  • The status quo of platform liability and the status of the national implementations of Art. 17 CDSM Directive in different Member States (Germany, Hungary, Italy, Sweden) and the potential impact of these on the liability of platforms and content moderation rules;
  • Potential avenues for regulation of copyright content moderation in the EU, the balancing of competing rights and interests, and their impact on access to culture.


10:00 – 10:10: Welcome and background – The regulatory framework of copyright content moderation at EU Level
Speaker: JP Quintais

10:10 – 10:50: PANEL 1: Mapping the national implementation of Art. 17 CDSM Directive
Moderator: Peter Mezei

  • General remarks and framing – Peter Mezei
  • Germany – Helena Kowalewska Jahromi
  • Sweden – Kacper Szkalej
  • Italy – Giulia Priora

Q&A and Panel Discussion

10:50 – 11:25: PANEL 2: What’s to come in EU copyright content moderation?
Moderator: Sebastian Felix Schwemer

  • Measuring impact on access to culture and the future of regulation – Sebastian Felix Schwemer
  • Balancing interests through a system of “rough justice” – Thomas Riis
  • Discussant – Julia Reda

Q&A and Panel Discussion

11:25 – 11:30: Wrap-up & closing remarks
Speaker: Thomas Riis


Helena Kowalewska Jahromi, Ass. jur., Academic Associate, Institute of International Law, Intellectual Property and Technology Law (IRGET) Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, TU Dresden (Germany)

Peter Mezei, Associate Professor, University of Szeged (Hungary); Adjunct professor (dosentti), University of Turku (Finland).

Giulia Priora, Postdoctoral Researcher, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa (Italy)

João Pedro Quintais, Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR) (The Netherlands)

Julia Reda, Head of control © project at GFF, Fellow at the Shuttleworth Foundation, Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society (Harvard University), and former Member of the European Parliament

Thomas Riis, Professor, Centre for Information and Innovation Law (CIIR) at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

Sebastian Felix Schwemer, Associate Professor, Centre for Information and Innovation Law (CIIR), University of Copenhagen (Denmark); and Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Oslo’s Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law (NRCCL) (Norway).

Kacper Szkalej, PhD, Uppsala University, lecturer in copyright, e-commerce and fundamental rights law at Lund University, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Stockholm University (Sweden)

Registration and target audience

The webinar is free and open to all but will be targeted specifically at:

  • academics / researchers;
  • national and EU policymakers in the area of copyright law and regulation of online platforms;
  • lawyers in the area of copyright law and regulation of online platforms;
  • online platforms engaged with copyright content moderation issues in the EU, and;
  • civil society organisations engaged with copyright content moderation issues in the EU.

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