22 May 2017 | B&B in the Media

Guest contribution on new Copyright Act by Prof J. B. Nordemann in German daily newspaper Tagesspiegel.

BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT lawyer Prof. Dr. Jan Bernd Nordemann contributed a guest article to the German daily newspaper, Tagespiegel (18.05.2017). The article is entitled "The new Copyright Act seeks to limit the market economy" . In the article, he comments on the draft act and explains how it will impact detrimentally on authors as well as the entire market economy. "The draft of the Copyright Knowledge Society Act removes the exclusive right of use from publishers and authors in the knowledge and education sectors. It is intended to ease access to knowledge, though ultimately only protects public budgets to the detriment of copyright owners. (...) The draft infringes key principles of the market economy," Nordemann states.

The complete article can be accessed here.