Faculty Profile

Milos Novovic

Associate Professor - Department of Law and Governance

Publications

Novovic, Milos (2019)

Fighting European ‘Copyright Tourism’: Lessons from Defamation Laws

European Review of Private Law, 27(5), s. 949- 971.

In the recent cases of Pinckney and Hejduk, the ECJ revised European rules on jurisdiction over online copyright infringement disputes – making it possible for claimants to bring their lawsuits in virtually any European country. Due to the application of lex loci protectionis, this choice of venue also affects the law applicable to disputes. This article shows that this results in a substantial forum shopping risk, despite safety mechanisms built into the ECJ judgments. It explains that forum shopping is not inherently bad, but that it creates major problems for copyright laws, given its potential to shift the balance between the authors and exploiters of the work. In an attempt to identify a possible solution, this article turns to the substantive implementation of de minimis principle in Principles on Conflict of Laws in Intellectual Property (CLIP) Principles. The success of this approach is illustrated through the field of media law, and specifically, the way in which United Kingdom solved the problem of libel tourism. Examining the substantive requirement of ‘serious harm’ found in the UK Defamation Act of 2013, the article proposes amending national copyright laws as to state that absent showing of the intention to target a certain Member State by the online infringing activity or, alternatively, a ‘serious harm’ suffered on its territory, no copyright infringement is to be found. This way, forum shopping in online copyright infringement cases may be stopped in its tracks, before it becomes a rampant practice in Europe

Spaic, Aneta; Nolasco, Claire & Novovic, Milos (2016)

Decriminalization of defamation – The Balkans case: a temporary remedy or a long term solution?

International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, 47, s. 21- 30. Doi: 10.1016/j.ijlcj.2016.05.002

Spaic, Aneta; Novovic, Milos & Nolasco, Claire (2014)

Libel tourism in the light of the most recent EU cases

Media Dialogues

Spaic, Aneta & Novovic, Milos (2014)

International Encyclopaedia for Commercial and Economic Law – Montenegro national monograph

Kluwer Law International.

Novovic, Milos (2014)

Loose Lips Sink Ships: Mandatory Confidential Arbitration of Employment Disputes as a Reputational Risk Management Tool

Journal of International Arbitration, 31, s. 541- 555.

Hasnaoui, Nadia; Skjoldli, Jane, Hov, Maren Ranhoff, Linde, Jørgen Erland, Novovic, Milos, Adam, Anne-Catrin, Snipstad, Sofie, Mitchell, Monica Gundersen & Aurand, Katherine Rose (2016)

Forsker Grand Prix 2016, nasjonal finale i Bergen

[TV]

Novovic, Milos (2016)

Forsker Grand Prix

Norway/NRK [TV]

Novovic, Milos (2016)

Digital Single Market Strategy developments: towards comprehensive copyright reforms?

[Article in business/trade/industry journal]. Nytt i privatretten : nyhetsbrev for informasjon på det privatret

Novovic, Milos (2015)

Case review: Art & Allposters International BV v Stichting Pictoright, C‑419/13

[Article in business/trade/industry journal]. Nytt i privatretten : nyhetsbrev for informasjon på det privatret

Novovic, Milos (2015)

Case review: Pez Hejduk v EnergieAgentur.NRW GmbH, C-441/13

[Article in business/trade/industry journal]. Nytt i privatretten : nyhetsbrev for informasjon på det privatret

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2017 University of Oslo Ph.D Dr. Philos.
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2018 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Associate professor