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October 2021: The Ministry of Legal Affairs publishes its ministry memorandum, with proposals on how to implement the articles in Swedish legislation. Wikimedia Sverige, Creative Commons, Swedish Consumers and a series of other NGOs are invited to provide feedback until 13 December. Votes are tabled in parliament for early summer.
20-01-2021: An email yesterday from the Ministry states that they will likely not be done before the end of February. They have scheduled the vote in the parliament for September or October.
June 2019: The unit of the Ministry of Legal Affairs responsible for drafting an implementation proposal (the Unit for Immaterial Rights and Transportation) created a consultative group, where the Swedish consumers, Swedish library association, Wikimedia Sverige, Digisam and CC Sweden all are parts.
November 2019 - June 2020: The responsible unit has broken down the directive into small subgroups, with a consultative meeting and a written response for each subgroup. The unit defined a preferred deadline for each article (this is date until when the Ministry would like to receive comments in order to duly integrate them into their process, but until the department promemoria is finalized, the ministry is forced by law to take all input and comments into consideration):
For each step of the process, the Ministry of Legal Affairs has written a brief with some early interpretations and comments. These documents are however not official positions from the government, but rather interpretations from some of the top officials, in order to make it easier to submit written responses.
The ministry also asked for input on the EUIPO platform for out of commerce works, to which the Swedish Library Association and WMSE provided input. Wikimedia Sverige's input is available here.
The timeline has not been held: the Ministry of Legal Affairs waits for the final guidelines on art. 17 from the Commission. Probably the next round won't start until 2021. This also means that likely the deadline set in the directive won't be held.
Sweden implementation structure