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Challenges and Opportunities for Europe’s Digital Single Market
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When: Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont St.
Faculty Dining Room, 4th floor
Boston, Massachusetts  02108
United States
Contact: Karen Katz

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Challenges and Opportunities for Europe’s Digital Single Market


October 24, 2018; 8:30 to 10:30 AM, Suffolk University Law School, Faculty Dining Room, 4th Floor


The idea behind the Digital Single Market, launched in May 2015, was to tear down regulatory walls and move from 28 national digital markets to a single one.  It was predicted that this consolidation would contribute to over 400B euros per year to the EU economy and create new jobs.  Improving access to digital goods and services, creating an environment where digital networks and services can prosper and signaling that digital media is a driver for growth and the three key motivators behind the DSM policy. 

Since May 2015, the European Commission’s Digital Signal Market Strategy and sought to harmonize the various copyright frameworks and balance the interests of the copyright holder with the interests of ensuring creativity not be stifled.  Yet, as of July 2018, the DSM proposal still remains controversial with the heat of the controversy focused on Article 11, known as the Link Tax, Article 13 that deals with uploading material and Text and Data Mining Exception.  In September, the European Commission will review and vote again after hearing the findings of various committees further studying the DSM challenges.

Please join us for breakfast and a thoughtful panel discussion covering the DSM’s roll out, and including discussion regarding how U.S. copyright holders should prepare and more.


Moderator:  Leah Chan Grinvald, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law focused on trademark, copyright and international intellectual property



George Howard, Associate Professor, Music Business and Management, Berklee College of Music

Mark Seeley, Former Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Elsevier and Principal of SciPubLaw Consulting

Maria Strong, Deputy Director of Policy and International Affairs, United States Copyright Office


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