Jane Lambert contributes to WIPO study on intellectual property enforcement measures.
This study provides an overview of current approaches to online copyright infringements, focusing specifically on the responses to piracy in the digital sphere across the world. The study explores the global problem of online piracy, the different types of digital tools and measures used by right holders, online platforms, governments and the judiciary. The study also incorporates a discussion on the issues concerning anonymity and the “whack-a-mole” problem and notes the challenge of balancing fundamental rights, such as artistic expression, free speech and data and privacy rights, and the protection of copyright. The study highlights the gaps within the legal measures used at present and the current discussion around a possible uniform approach in the form of global guidelines in response to the present dilemma.