Speaker: Jonathan Griffiths - Queen Mary University of London
Series: The City Law School research seminar series
Venue: A110, College Building
Parodies often cause problems for copyright law. In (C-201/13) Deckmyn v Vandersteen, the CJEU has intervened to place guiding parameters on the application of the exception for "caricature, parody or pastiche" in European Union copyright law. This paper considers the impact of Deckmyn and, in particular, the Court's decision that national courts must apply the parody exception in a manner that maintains a "fair balance" between competing fundamental rights.
About the speaker
Jonathan Griffiths specialises in intellectual property law (particularly copyright law) and information law. He has published widely on comparative copyright law and on the relationship between intellectual property and fundamental rights. He is currently working on projects on the Court of Justice of the European Union’s development of copyright law and on plain packaging legislation and the concept of expropriation. He is a member of the advisory board of the Nottingham Law Journal and is on the editorial board of The Journal of Media Law. He is an international contributing editor of the Media and Arts Law Review.
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1.00pm - 3.00pmWednesday 6th May 2015