Is there a conflict between the DSMCD and existing European law? Art. 17 DSMCD has sparked a lively debate, which goes beyond copyright law experts. Its implementation into national law – ignoring for a moment the polarised political discussion – is also technically complex from a legal point of view and the national legislators across the EU have an unenviable task.
Our partners Dr. Julian Waiblinger and Prof. Dr. Jan Bernd Nordemann have published an article on Article 17 DSMCD in the June edition of GRUR journal. Therein, they identify possible conflicts with existing law and lay out options for its implementation into German national law.