Zuzana Cisarova

Zuzana  Cisarova

Position: Visiting Fellow
School and/or Centres: Centre for European Studies

Email: cisarovz@prf.cuni.cz

Qualification:

1994 - finished studies at the Charles University in Prague, Law Faculty 1997 - Academic Degree “Doctor of Law” (JUDr.)

  Since 1997 has been working as an assistant and lecturer at the Institute of Copyright, Industrial Property Rights and Competition Law of the Law Faculty of Charles University in Prague. In addition to teaching, she is involved in scientific and publishing activities in the field of copyright, trademarks and unfair competition. 2015 – enrolled in a Ph.D. study at the Charles University, Law Faculty in the field of civil law, with the title “Copyright Law Issues in Internet”. The study should be focused on the use of works protected by copyright law in the digital environment and on the liability of intermediary service providers. The research should analyse the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union on the application of the copyright directives, esp.  Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council  of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society,  Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2000 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal Market (Directive on electronic commerce, Chapter II Section 4) and the Directive 2004/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights. The most difficult task for the CJEU is to find a balance between different fundamental rights guaranteed under the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (2000/C 364/1): right to property including the copyright protection on one side and other fundamental rights such as freedom of expression and information, freedom of speech, personal data protection. Concerning the Internet intermediaries it is necessary to weigh carefully the fairness and economic effect of the measures imposed on them in relation to free movement of goods and services a the freedom to conduct a business. The precautionary measures shall not impose a general obligation to monitor the information which they transmit or store, or a general obligation to seek actively facts or circumstances indicating illegal activity of their customers. There are some important differences between the European continental system of copyright law and the Anglo-American common law, which also should be mentioned and compared in this research.

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