20 July 2021 - Marijn Kingma

The 2021 IAEL book "Nationalism vs Globalism" is released!

After two years, the 2020-2021 IAEL book is finally released. The book explores the longstanding conflict between nationalism and globalism as it relates to the entertainment industry. The book was edited by Höcker’s Marijn Kingma and William Genereux from Genereux Law in Canada.

The first part of the book focuses on regional issues and differences. This part includes articles on sometimes underexposed but increasingly important markets: India and Nigeria. A contribution from Italy focuses on documentary films and cultural heritage, and the viability of specific Italian legislation in the light of Europe’s DSM Directive. There are several articles about major legislative developments in the U.S. and the EU, including the U.S. Music Modernization Act and the EU Audiovisual Media Directive. A comparative contribution from three of the authors describes the limitations and exceptions to copyright in three major territories: the EU, the U.S. and Asia.

The second part of the book shows that regional developments can have global consequences. The GDPR, for example, has left its marks all around the world as countries are adapting their data protection legislation to keep up with Europe’s strict rules. The infamous article 17 of the EU DSM Directive is bound to have an impact on the rest of the world. These global influences of regional legislation are discussed in this part of the book. This chapter also looks at the global impact of new technology and new industry economics. Important issues that are discussed include licensing in the age of globalization, how to deal with aggregators, and new types of platforms. And something else we all have in common: paying taxes. A contribution from the Netherlands looks at the influence of globalization on international tax principles. Finally, there is an article that focuses on jurisdiction of U.S. courts. Under what circumstances can a non-U.S. entity be hauled into a U.S. Court thousands of miles away to defend itself under United States law?

The third part of the book takes a look at some of the broader social and environmental issues of our current and future world. A contribution from Denmark discusses the changing expectations for artists as global role models. Another article looks at the (im)possibility to regulate fake news and political advertising on social media platforms. Also included is a helpful contribution on transgender music artists and the legal issues they encounter. There is also an article on what is no doubt the biggest challenge of our times: global warming. And then there are pandemic-related chapters that nobody thought they would be writing about. There’s information on data protection laws and privacy from the perspective of several different global regions, and there’s information on how the pandemic has affected contractual relations. The final chapters look at the effect of the pandemic on future of the entertainment market, such as the acceleration of the shift to streaming and the changed relationship between brands and customers. As the global entertainment industry becomes more entwined, these topics are instructive for everyone in all regions.

Want to read more? You can order the book here.