> Webinar on transformative use in copyright law with Professor Guido Westkamp a great success

Almost 200 lawyers and business lawyers took part in the second ITM webinar, this time on transformative use in copyright law. On this topic, Professor Dr. Guido Westkamp (Queen Mary College in London) reported on current trends in connection with persiflage and quotations and their use in copyright law. Particular attention was paid to the different national implementation of the Copyright Directive. Professor Westkamp related this implementation to the ongoing legal dispute about sound snippets by the group Kraftwerk. He intensively examined whether the problem of barriers could be solved by writing a general clause into copyright law according to the American model (fair uses). He criticised the narrow wording of the German implementation of the Copyright Directive and stressed that there was no end in sight to the legal dispute surrounding Kraftwerk. In numerous questions, the participants still asked about details of the implementation. The webinar series will continue on 25 January with a presentation by Yannick Borutta on intellectual property issues of artificial intelligence.