Dr. Eoin O’Dell, Associate Professor of Law at Trinity College Dublin (Dublin University), explains some copyright fundamentals: its origins and basic premises, the creation myth, the shift to a permission-based society, and the differences between the EU and US approaches.
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Video highlights with timestamps:
01:39 Eoin explains the basics of copyright and the lasting rights you have as an author after death
04:24 Eoin explains the origins of copyright in the US and UK dating back to the 1700’s
08:01 Eoin starts to talk about how copyright has changed in the modern era with technology rapidly growing
11:33 Eoin gives examples of special protection in copyright including Mickey Mouse in the US
14:13 Eoin explains how the copyright industries created a self-sustaining system to their benefit
17:55 Eoin explains how copyright created a ‘permission society’ to consume content
22:32 Eoin talks about fair use and difference in it between countries
25:57 Eoin talks about how outdated laws put users in breach for day-to-day activities
29:28 Eoin explains how EU Member States’ selective implementation of exceptions created a patchwork for users
31:35 Eoin explains the difference in fair use in the copyright industry vs user perspective
35:20 Eoin talks about Irelands long wait and delay to implement a parody exception
43:27 Eoin talks about the importance of intermediary liability to safeguard the Internet ecosystem
47:29 Eoin explains the future and what he’d like to see come from the European Union directive