<aside> 💡 For more detailed information please refer to the the full guide: Article 15: Protection of press publications concerning online uses

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What is at issue in Article 15?

Article 15 establishes a new right for press publishers that allows them to control the online use of their press publications by information society service providers. Article 15 is problematic because: 1) protects press publications, even if they do not fulfil the originality threshold required for copyright protection; 2) prevents the use of parts of press publications other than “very short extracts”; and 3) creates a new layer of exclusive rights on top of copyright.

Breaking down Article 15

Who can benefit from the right? Publishers of press publications established in the EU.

Which publications are protected? Press publications (collection composed mainly of literary works of a journalistic nature, but which can also include other works or other subject matter).

Which publications are not protected? Press publications first published before 6 June 2019; scientific publications; websites such as blogs.

What rights are granted to press publishers? Reproduction and making available to the public press publications**.**

Which uses are affected by the new right? Online uses by ****information society service providers (as defined in Directive (EU) 2015/1535).

Which uses are not affected by the new right? Uses of individual words and very short extracts; hyperlinking; private and non-commercial uses by individuals; uses permitted by copyright exceptions; uses permitted by non-exclusive licenses; use of public domain works; use of mere facts reported in press publications.

How long does the right last? 2 years (calculated from January 1 of the year following publication).

How to deal with Article 15?

<aside> 💡 For more detailed information please refer to the the full guide: Article 15: Protection of press publications concerning online uses

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