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End of 2019/Early 2020: Ministry of Justice and the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO) held a total of 6 topical workshops with domestic stakeholders to explain their positions/provide input
February 2020: the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office organises a regional consultation meeting in Budapest with Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Romania, Poland, Slovenia (just governments).
16-04-2020: The new exception for the use of works in digital and cross-border teaching activities in Article 5 of the CDSM Directive is implemented as an emergency measure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, via Decree 125/2020. The decree temporarily modifies the existing educational exception to cover the additional types of uses enabled by Article 5 of the CDSM Directive.
07-05-2020: The Ministry of Justice and HIPO published a consultation proposal on the transposition of the European Union copyright reform package into Hungarian law:
English language summary of the implementation proposal by Péter Mezei (University of Szeged)
08-06-2020: Deadline for submitting comments.
16-06-2020: The modifications to the education exception introduced via the emergency decree from 16-4-2020 are signed into permanent law as part of a larger bill that converts a large number of emergency decrees into permanent law (the articles dealing with the changes to the copyright act are §311-315).
18-02-2021: The Hungarian Justice Ministry launched a consultation on their third draft CDSM implementation proposal. Consultation deadline is 1 March 2021.
31-03-2021: The Hungarian Ministry of Justice introduced the implementation law proposal into parliament.
28-04-2021: The Hungarian Parliament (136 yes; 29 no and 1 abstained) accepted the bill to implement the CDSM and SatCab Directives:
06-06-2021: Act XXXVII of 2021 is published in the official Gazette (see pages 3184-3197): https://magyarkozlony.hu/dokumentumok/526334b033ec56dda7906378ca38c272f80fb231/megtekintes…
The Hungarian legislator has chosen to initiate discussions towards the implementation of all the provisions from the CDSM Directive via a single legislative act.
Hungary implementation structure
Consultation proposal on the transposition of the European Union copyright reform package into Hungarian law, published by the Ministry of Justice and the National Office of Intellectual Property on 07-05-2020: