Limitations to parties’ choice of law in copyright exploitation contracts in the digital era (Part 2)

Author: Jozefien Vanherpe (KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law)
Published: 19.10.2022
Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay This is the second of a set of two blog posts (see Part 1 here) which analyses the limitations to parties’ freedom to determine the law applicable to contracts aimed at the exploitation of protected content online. It discusses the concept of overriding mandatory provisions and its potential application to relevant rules of (copyright) contract law, as well as the specific private international law regimes foreseen by the Rome I Regulation for employment and consumer contracts.   Overriding mandatory provisions The courts of Member States seized to rule on a dispute must apply so-called…