Reino Unido se suma a los nuevos aires en regulación del Copyright

Autora: Loreto Corredoira 
Acabo de enviar a la Conferencia IAMCR la propuesta de "New Air in the Copyright Regulation?  European countries facing other approach to protect content industries" -que tienen más abajo- tras analizar lo que se ve como tendencia ya en los textos legales, especialmente en el Reino Unido, con la propuesta de Modificación de la ley de Copyright para abrir el mercado, en vez de cerrarlo.
Hace dos días leía a Miguel Jorge  también en el blog ALT40 que Finlandia está preparando esa reforma en la buena dirección.
Recently, the UK Government proposed a new approach on Copyright regulation.  The Hargreaves Review and Richard Hooper’s subsequent programme of study represents a true “shift” in the European legal framework. In contrast, in Spain a new Law of Intellectual Property is being prepared by  the Minister of Culture to be discussed in Parliament the next months.
At the same time, as soon as the new President of France, Mr. Hollande, arrived in the Elysée Palace, he promised a review of the HadopiLoi.This is the strictest law in Europe because it provides for –after “three warnings”- the cutting off of any Internet access to any user who downloads “illegal content”.
In this regard, we realise a switch in regulation, not only because of the protests against ACTA, SOPA or PIPA Laws all over the world, but also because European Governments and industry associations are contemplating a tremendous threat: over regulation of content  is stifling markets and opportunities to sell or rent music, videos o TV programmes, and could end up by asphyxiating them’.
We will analyze the aforementioned UK proposal "Modernizing Copyright”, which is currently before the British Parliament, and its likely influence on the international agenda to reform content regulation which we’re studying in a wide Research project[1]. In the Consultation on Copyright: Comments on Economic Impacts[2] scholars suggest, as we have also done, that another approach to copyright law is desirable..  The consultation highlighted the strongly opposing views of rights holders and others about the likely benefits of the Government’s proposals. 
 This paper is part of a research project in which we aim to perform a more extensive comparative analysis of the various legal and political texts currently under discussion at the international level (SOPA or PIPA in the US, ACTA in the European Parliament), as well as at the national level, such as the two Anti-piracy laws in Belgium, the Sinde Law in Spain, the Hadopi Laws in France or the Digital Economy Act in the UK.
There is a very interesting approach to this issue which can be drawn this way:

What strategy  is better?
Follow the money
Follow the user
Follow the site
New UK strategy
Hadopi Law (France)
Sinde Law (Spain)
Criminal Law


[1] I did a previous presentation also at ECREA Pre-conference “Imposing freedoms”. The project "Las libertades informativas en el contexto de la web 2.0 y las redes sociales: redefinición, garantías y límites" ("Freedom of information in the context of Web 2.0 and social networks: redefinition, guarantees and limits") is financed by the program "Proyecto I+D" of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain (reference DER2009-14519-C05-01).

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