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

Ana Quintela Ribeiro Neves Ramalho*

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71–91
Number of pages21
JournalIIC - International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law
Issue number1
Early online date26 Jan 2017
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017


  • competence
  • EU
  • copyright
  • publishers
  • news
  • lawmaking
  • Copyright
  • European Union
  • Publishers
  • Ancillary copyright
  • Lawmaking
  • Neighbouring rights

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