Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal


Anne Moebes


The European Community's copyright laws have been constantly changing in recent years to respond to the dramatic increase in the demand for and supply of audiovisual works. These laws have become necessary because of the increased risk of piracy in conjunction with the Community's continuing efforts toward Community harmonization. This article explores the scope of copyright protection of audiovisual works, the limitation of copyright protection as embodied in the Community "exhaustion" doctrine, and the impact of the Community's harmonization efforts.