Bojana is a DPhil candidate at Brasenose college. She is writing her thesis on the challenges which the digital economy presents to European contract law and on how to complete a Digital Single Market. It is supervised by Professor Stephen Weatherill.
She previously completed the First Bavarian State Exam at the LMU Munich, a Diploma in Legal Studies at Oxford (Prize for the Best overall performance), and the MJur at Oxford as a Peter Carter Scholar and Law Faculty MJur Scholar (winning the Law Faculty’s Clifford Chance Prize, Proxime Accessit and a Wadham College Results Prize). Her current research is supported by the Winter Williams Studentship and a Graduate Assistance Fund Scholarship.
Before commencing the DPhil she trained with the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg (Chambers of AG Tanchev and AG Kokott) and with the Legal Service of the European Commission in Brussels. She has also previously worked as a research associate at Hogan Lovells LLP (Munich) and Gleiss Lutz (Brussels), and as a student research assistant at the LMU Munich (Chair for Public and European Law).
Bojana has also collaborated with Oxford Pro Bono Publico on numerous occasions and currently serves as a member of the OPBP executive committee.
She is also an associate editor of the Oxford Business Law Blog.
- DOI: http://evropeiskipravenpregled.eu/21-3/It is 2018 and crossing physical borders in Europe nowadays is easier than crossing them in the digital world. As Reiner Schulze observes, ‘European solutions, which consider the conditions and potential of the Digital Internal Market (or as the European Commission refers to it – the ‘Digital Internal Market’), are needed as contracting through new technologies is of key importance’. Geo-blocking exemplifies this point well. Consumer and businesses alike (especially content providers) feel the consequences of licence policy of rights holders daily. There are two main reasons why it occurs – the principle of territoriality in copyright law, and predominant business models of right holders using the fragmentation of the digital single market for higher profits. My argument moves in three parts. It will first elaborate further on the phenomenon of geo-blocking and its impact on the European (allegedly) single market. It will then describe how it has been tackled so far by the Commission and the European Court of Justice, and will paint the different dimensions of geo-blocking. Finally, I will evaluate current legislative measures which are part of the Digital Single Market agenda. I will demonstrate that they are not only limited in scope, but also approach the problem from the wrong angle – they tackle the contract law sphere. The correct response instead would be a comprehensive copyright reform, for which Article 118 TFEU grants the competence.
Bojana's research interests include European Union Law (both constitutional and economic aspects), International Economic Law, Law and Technology, and Comparative Equality Law (Discrimination Law).