SIMONA LAVAGNINI AMONG THE AUTHORS OF “THE DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET COPYRIGHT. INTERNET AND COPYRIGHT LAW IN THE EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE”
The last monographic volume of the series “Law and Policy of New Media” has been published. The volume, supervised by Mr. Mario Franzosi, Mr. Oreste Pollicino and Mr. Gianluca Campus, collates the documents of the Seminar organized in November 2015 by the Permanent Judicial Organization in collaboration with AIPPI. The work studies in depth the issues concerning circulation of digital contents within European territories, in light of the most recent technical and legislative innovations.
Ms. Simona Lavagnini has contributed by redacting the chapter titled “The Directive 2014/26/EU on collecting societies and the user’s perspective”, critically analyzing the points concerning the monopoly of which collecting societies de facto benefit from in individual European states. Specific attention is given to the user’s perspective, who is forced to negotiate with a single entity.
Ms. Simona Lavagnini has considered various possible solutions at a European level, such as to guarantee the right balance between the positions of the individuals involved. Ms. Lavagnini’s work examines the tendency to extend the application of competition rules to collecting societies, as well as the option of applying stringent norms with a view to imposing greater transparency for the protection of users and of the public interest.