Caching Under The Copyright Directive (eu)

The new directive of the European Union concerning the “information society” is one step on the way to the European harmonization of Copyright Law concerning the Internet. It is the first time that the European Union explicitly regulates Copyright law for digital medias as for example the Internet. The goal is to harmonize the domestic law of the member states and on the same time to strengthen it. This essay summarizes the regulations of the directive.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is caching and how is it regulated in the future?
Is private use of copyrighted works still allowed?
Has the copyright holder a right to protect his works against unauthorized use?
What do member states have to implement?

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