New Copyright Blog Now Available from Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

(ALPHEN AAN DEN RIJN, March 10, 2011) – Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is pleased to announce the launch of Kluwer Copyright Blog. The new blog, located at, offers copyright professionals a forum for discussion, analysis and commentary on Europe’s latest and most significant copyright law issues, in English. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading provider of research information and software solutions in key specialty areas for legal and business professionals, with products under the CCH, Aspen, Kluwer Law International and Loislaw names (

Managing Editors Bernt Hugenholtz and Lucie Guibault of the Institute for Information Law (IViR) in Amsterdam, will be joined by leading copyright experts who will regularly contribute to the blog, including:

  • Johan Axhamn of the Faculty of Law, Stockholm University,
  • Francisco Javier Cabrera Blázquez of the European Audiovisual Observatory in Strasbourg;
  • Catherine Jasserand of the Institute for Information Law in Amsterdam;
  • Till Kreutzer of the Büro für Informationsrechtliche Expertise in Berlin;
  • Philippe Laurent of the Research Center on IT and Law in Namur;
  • Tatiana Sinodinou of the University of Cyprus;
  • Francesco Spreafico of Dewey and LeBoeuf LLP in Milan;
  • Tomasz Targosz of the Institute of Intellectual Property Law, Jagiellonian University Kraków; and
  • Guido Westkamp of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, University of London.

“In this day and age, copyright law in the European Union and its member states is evolving at a dazzling pace,” said Hugenholtz. “Over the coming years the European Court of Justice is expected to hand down a host of important decisions interpreting the harmonized norms of the European directives on copyright and neighbouring rights. The European Commission is soon to propose initiatives on collective rights management and orphan works. At the national level, courts and legislatures are struggling with such delicate issues as private copying, levies, copyright contracts, limitations and exceptions, and liability of online intermediaries. We may also expect the first ‘three strikes’ decisions being handed down under the French HADOPI law and the British Digital Economy Act. These are exciting times for practitioners and scholars in the field of copyright, and only a professionally-operated blog can keep up with them.”

Copyright professionals and other readers are encouraged to take an active role and contribute to the discussion on Kluwer Copyright Blog.

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