New study on the future of copy­right law published

iRights.Lab writes a future analysis on request of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation

We have written a study for the Friedrich Naumann Foundation that demonstrates: We need a new copyright law that corresponds to the actual living environment in a digital society.

Based on the char­ac­ter­is­tics of suit­abil­i­ty for every­day use, eco­nom­ic effi­cien­cy and acces­si­bil­i­ty, we have con­duct­ed an exten­sive analy­sis of the sta­tus quo and of crit­i­cal points when it comes to mod­ern copy­right law. The life real­i­ty of a gamer, a stu­dent, a start-up founder, a pho­tog­ra­ph­er, a researcher and a retiree were the appro­pri­ate frame­work for the accom­pa­ny­ing analy­sis of an often very com­pli­cat­ed and not easy to under­stand subject. 

The cur­rent reform efforts around the high­ly con­tro­ver­sial EU Copy­right Direc­tive from 2019 will be reviewed and eval­u­at­ed, as well as the key points of the cur­rent devel­op­ments and pro­posed imple­men­ta­tions of the reg­u­la­tion in Germany.

In a com­pre­hen­sive Future Check, we also show which paths should actu­al­ly be taken from now on to achieve bet­ter copy­right law in 2030 than today. In this sense, the study can also be under­stood and read as a rec­om­men­da­tion for action for leg­is­la­tors and politi­cians of all parties. 

We have endeav­ored to write in a sim­ple and under­stand­able way and to show con­nec­tions and pos­si­ble solu­tions. We are happy to receive feed­back or rec­om­men­da­tions via

The authors Philipp Otto, Leon­hard Dobusch and Lukas Daniel Klaus­ner have writ­ten the work under a user-friend­ly Cre­ative Com­mons license for the iRights.Lab and on behalf of the Friedrich Nau­mann Foun­da­tion for Freedom.

The study for down­load at the FNF

The study for down­load at iRights.Lab 

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