Publications

Publications and Presentations of Bart Van Besien

 

Publications:

 

·       Van Besien, B.: “Airbnb, couchsurfing en de Belgische wet”, De Juristenkrant, 25 juni 2014, Vol. 292, 6.

·       Van Besien, B.: “Europees Hof van Justitie erkent ‘recht op vergeten’ – wat nu voor de nieuwsmedia?”, De Journalist 30 mei 2014, Vol. 179, 6.

·       Van Besien, B.: “EU-Hof laat hyperlinks toe (naar vrij toegankelijke webinhoud)”, De Journalist 28 maart 2014, Vol. 177, 7.

·       Van Besien, B.: “Google Books is geen inbreuk op auteursrecht volgens Amerikaanse rechtbank”, Auteurs & Media 2014/2, 85-89.

·       Van Besien, B.: "Copiepresse versus Google: a legal analysis of news aggregation and copyright infringement under Belgian law", R.D.T.I., 2013, Vol. 51, 39-61

·       Van Besien, B. and Docquir, P-F, "Changing conditions of competition for public service and commercial media in Belgium: Implications for media independence", in Psychogiopoulou, E. (ed.), Media Policies Revisited: The Challenge for Media Freedom and Independence, Palgrave Macmillan, January 2014, 147-159

·       Van Besien, B. and Docquir, P-F, "Media policy in Belgium: How a complex institutional system deals with technological developments", in Psychogiopoulou, E. (ed.), Understanding media policies: A European perspective, Palgrave Macmillan, September 2012, 21-36.

·       Van Besien, B. and Docquir, P-F, "Policy suggestions for free and independent media in Belgium", in Mediadem Consortium, Policy report addressing state and non-state actors involved in the design and implementation of media policies supportive of media freedom and independence, the European Union and the Council of Europe, September 2012, 11-18, available at http://www.mediadem.eliamep.gr/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/D4.1.pdf.

·       Van Besien, B., Docquir, P-F, Müller, S. and Gusy, Ch., "Media Freedom and Independence: The European Judicial Approach in Fourteen Countries", in Mediadem Consortium, Comparative Report: Media Freedom and Independence in 14 European Countries: A Comparative Perspective, July 2012, 158-188, available at http://www.mediadem.eliamep.gr/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/D3.1.pdf.

·       Van Besien, B., "Does media policy promote media freedom and independence? The case of Belgium", December 2011, available at http://www.mediadem.eliamep.gr/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Belgium.pdf

·       Van Besien, B., "Media policies and regulatory practices in a selected set of European countries, the EU and the Council of Europe: The case of Belgium", October 2010, available at: http://www.mediadem.eliamep.gr/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Belgium.pdf

·       Van Besien, B., "La responsabilité des gestionnaires de forums de discussion 'non commerciaux'", Auteurs & Media 2010/5-6, 562-568.

·       Van Besien, B. and Petillion, F., “Domain name recovery in Europe: '.be'”, Interlaw European IP/IT Newsletter, 2005, Summer edition

·       Van Besien, B., "Wet tot bescherming economische mededinging gewijzigd", RABG, 2004.

 

Blog posts:

 

 

·       Van Besien, B.: “Ambush marketing rond de Rode Duivels of de Wereldbeker?”, 17 juni 2014, beschikbaar op http://www.lexgo.be/en/papers/2014/06/Ambush%20marketing%20rond%20de%20Rode%20Duivels%20of%20de%20Wereldbeker%20,87463.html

·       Van Besien, B.: “Afschaffing BTW op reizen buiten de EU”, 4 juni 2014, beschikbaar op http://www.travel360.be/nieuws/actueel-nieuws/detail/afschaffing-btw-op-reizen-buiten-de-eu?gn=6739

·       Van Besien, B.: “EU Commissie publiceert rapport over naleving rechten van luchtvaartpassagiers”, 19 mei 2014, beschikbaar op http://www.travel360.be/nieuws/actueel-nieuws/detail/eu-commissie-publiceert-rapport-over-naleving-rechten-van-luchtvaartpassagiers?gn=6676

·       Van Besien, B.: “When are journalists liable for defamation and breach of privacy under Belgian law?”, 20 February 2014, available at http://www.fondspascaldecroos.org/en/inhoud/nieuws/when-are-journalists-liable-defamation-and-breach-privacy-under-belgian-law

·       Van Besien, B.: “De wettelijke bepalingen rond het recht van antwoord voor Belgische media”, 18 februari 2014, beschikbaar op http://www.fondspascaldecroos.org/inhoud/nieuws/wettelijke-bepalingen-rond-het-recht-antwoord-belgische-media

·       Van Besien, B.: “Zin en onzin van geografische afbakeningen van media content”, 18 februari 2014, beschikbaar op http://www.bloovi.be/nieuws/detail/zin-en-onzin-van-geografische-afbakeningen-van-media-content

·       Van Besien, B.: “How can you register a Benelux trademark?”, 6 February 2014, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/how-can-you-register-a-benelux-trademark-/

·       Van Besien, B.: “How can a trademark owner claim back a domain name?”, 22 January 2014, available at http://www.lexgo.be/nl/artikels/2014/05/Update%20-%20how%20can%20a%20trademark%20owner%20claim%20back%20a%20domain%20name%20,86429.html

·       Van Besien, B.: “How to claim back a .eu domain name?”, 21 January 2014, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/how-to-claim-back-a-eu-domain-name-/

·       Van Besien, B.: “US court finds that Google Books does not infringe copyright”, 15 November 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/us-court-finds-that-google-books-does-not-infringe-copyright/

·       Van Besien, B.: “The essential guide to Belgian Copyright Law”, 30 September 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/guide-to-belgian-copyright-law-/

·       Van Besien, B.: “Facebook ‘Like’ is protected free speech under First Amendment says US court”, 20 September 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/facebook-like-is-protected-free-speech-under-first-amendment-says-us-court/

·       Van Besien, B.: “Copiepresse versus Google: a legal analysis of news aggregation and copyright infringement under Belgian law”, 17 September 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/copiepresse-versus-google-a-legal-analysis-of-news-aggregation-and-copyright-infringement-under-belgian-law/

·       Van Besien, B.: “The essential guide to Belgian Media Law”, 27 August 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/the-essential-guide-to-belgian-media-law/

·       Van Besien, B.: “What state subsidies are available for Belgian media?”, 21 August 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/what-state-subsidies-are-there-for-belgian-media-/

·       Van Besien, B.: “What are the risks of copyright infringement on Pinterest?”, 12 August 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/what-are-the-risks-of-copyright-infringement-on-pinterest-/

·       Van Besien, B.: “The liability of administrators and moderators of internet forums: analysis under Belgian law”, 12 August 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/the-liability-of-administrators-and-moderators-of-internet-forums-analysis-under-belgian-law/

·       Van Besien, B.: “Search engines urged to better distinguish between advertisements and search results”, 30 July 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/search-engines-asked-to-better-distinguish-between-advertisements-and-search-results1/

·       Van Besien, B.: “Copyright and social media: rules of thumb under Belgian law”, 24 July 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/copyright-and-social-media-rules-of-thumb-under-belgian-law/

·       Van Besien, B.: “La responsabilité des gestionnaires de forums de discussion sur internet”, 11 juillet 2013, disponible http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/la-responsabilite-des-gestionnaires-de-forums-de-discussion-sur-internet-/

·       Van Besien, B., “Reform but no abolition of internet suspension regime under new French Hadopi law”, 10 July 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/no-more-internet-suspensions-in-france-under-new-hadopi-law/

·       Van Besien, B., “Overview of the Belgian media landscape”, 5 July 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/overview-of-the-belgian-media-landscape/

·       Van Besien, B., “Google News switches to ‘Opt-In’ in Germany to avoid copyright fees”, 3 July 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/google-news-switches-to-opt-in-in-germany-to-avoid-copyright-fees/

·       Van Besien, B., “Advertising for political parties in Belgian media: is it legal or not?”, 27 June 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/advertising-for-political-parties-in-belgian-media-is-it-legal-or-not-/

·       Van Besien, B., “Advertising rules for Belgian media”, 27 June 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/advertising-rules-for-belgian-media/

·       Van Besien, B., “How to protect your trademark in Belgium (and the Benelux)?”, 27 June 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/how-to-protect-your-trademark-/

·       Van Besien, B., “Tips for choosing a good trademark”, 27 June 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/tips-for-choosing-a-good-trademark/

·       Van Besien, B., “The protection of freedom of expression and freedom of the press in Belgian media law”, 26 June 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/the-protection-of-freedom-of-expression-and-freedom-of-the-press-in-belgian-media-law/

·       Van Besien, B., “The principle of ‘stepped liability’ and its implications for the liability of journalists working in Belgium”, 26 June 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/the-principle-of-stepped-liability-and-its-implications-for-the-individual-liability-of-journalists-working-in-belgium/

·       Van Besien, B., “The protection of journalistic sources in Belgium: what do you need to know?”, 26 June 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/the-protection-of-journalistic-sources-in-belgium-what-do-you-need-to-know-/

·       Van Besien, B., “Competition and ownership rules applicable to the Belgian media sector”, 26 June 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/competition-and-ownership-rules-applicable-to-the-belgian-media-sector/

·       Van Besien, B., “Right of reply in Belgian media: all you need to know”, 26 June 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/right-of-reply-in-belgian-media-what-do-you-need-to-know-/

·       Van Besien, B., “Parliament publishes recommendations on freedom of expression and freedom of the press”, 25 June 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/parliament-publishes-recommendations-on-freedom-of-expression-and-freedom-of-the-press/

·       Van Besien, B., “The essential ‘who is who’ of media policy in Belgium”, 26 June 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/the-essential-who-is-who-of-media-policy-in-belgium/

·       Van Besien, B., “Streaming content over the internet capable of copyright infringement”, 14 May 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/streaming-content-over-the-internet-capable-of-copyright-infringement/

·       Van Besien, B., “European Court asked for advise in ‘Spike and Suzy’ parody case”, 14 May 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/european-court-asked-for-advise-in-spike-and-suzy-parody-case/

·       Van Besien, B., “Shopping online – what are your rights under Belgian law?”, 13 May 2013, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/shopping-online-what-are-your-rights-under-belgian-law-/

·       Van Besien, B., “Does copyright conflict with freedom of expression? First round – The Ashby Donald case”, 26 April 2014, available at http://www.newmedia-law.com/news/copyright-and-freedom-of-expression-first-round-the-ashby-donald-case/

·       Van Besien, B. and Docquir, P.F., “Financing public service broadcasting in the digital era”, 21 December 2010, available at http://www.mediadem.eliamep.gr/financing-public-service-broadcasting-in-the-digital-era/

 

Presentations:

 

·       “Intellectuele eigendom op het internet”, Comeos e-commerce legal university, 13 maart 2014

·       “Privacy & Cookies, stand van zaken”, eLegal seminar Safeshops, Brussel, kantoren Google, 5 februari 2014

·       "La liberté d’expression : présentation des recommandations formulées dans le cadre du projet Mediadem de l’EU", Audition Etats généraux des medias d’information, atelier 3, liberté d’expression, Parlement Féderation Wallonie-Bruxelles, Rue de la Loi 6, Bruxelles, 24 janvier 2013.

·       "The Reflection of regional and cultural diversity in devolved powers: lessons from abroad – The case of Belgium", Conference "Devolution and Independence – The Future of the Media in Scotland", University of Edinburgh, 7 January 2013.

·       Organisation of conference "Policy Suggestions for Free and Independent Media", ULB, Av. Jeanne 44, Building S, Salle Henri Janne, Brussels, 10 December 2012.

·       "Media policy for the written press in Belgium: will governments, parliaments and courts be the ones who save the press?", ECREA, 4th European Communication Conference, panel “The politics of media policy in Europe”, Istanbul, Turkey, 24-27 October 2012.

·       "Technical Convergence and Media Policy on Free and Independent Media: unfair competition and copyright in the relation between online information suppliers", International Conference on Online Journalism "Towards Neo-Journalism? Redefining, Extending or Reconfiguring a Profession", UCL-FUNDP, Brussels, Belgium, 3-4 October 2012.

·       Organisation of conference "Nouveaux écrans, nouvelles régulations" ("New Screens, New Regulations"), organised by ULB and "Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel" (CSA), Palais des Académies, Brussels, 5-6 July 2012.

·       "Copyright and the media: Western European practices", International Conference "Challenges of Online Media in S.E.E.", Press Council BiH & Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Hotel Bosnia, St. Kulovica 9, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 15-16 March 2012.

·       Various presentations during meetings for the Mediadem research project (E.U. 7th Framework Program on policies that promote or hinder the freedom and independence of the media).

·       "Le projet Mediadem", Seminar "Ce qu'Internet fait à l'information", ULB, Institut d'Etudes Européennes, Salle Spaak, Brussels, Belgium, 29 November 2010.

 

 

 


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