Beyond the Cover Story – An Enquiry into the EU Competence to Introduce a Right for Publishers



This paper examines the competence of the EU to introduce a neighbouring right for publishers (including a neighbouring right for press publishers, also called “ancillary copyright”). The assessment of competence is carried out following a step-by-step approach, which involves an analysis of the applicable Treaty norms and an assessment of subsidiarity and proportionality.


Copyright European Union Lawmaking Publishers Ancillary copyright Neighbouring rights 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Maastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands

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