A concerned look on the new copyright teaching exceptions

Author: Eduardo Santos (Defesa dos Direitos Digitais and NOVA School of Law)
Published: 19.07.2022
Photo by Thomas Park on Unsplash Nelson Mandela said that “Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world”, but is it powerful enough to change copyright? A long-standing debate has been going on regarding the supporting, or rather, hindering role of copyright rules in educational settings. Recent developments shed new hope. With Article 5 of the CDSM Directive, the EU legislator introduced a new mandatory copyright exception for the use of protected works for educational purposes. The new exception is intended specifically for digital and cross-border teaching activities, something that gained major relevance also due to the outbreak…