In April 2019, after two and a half years of discussions, the EU adopted the Directive on Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Single Market. The EU Member States have until 7 June 2021 to implement the rules established by the new Copyright Directive into their national laws.
These country pages aim to track the implementation of the Directive in the various EU member states.
<aside> 💡 Note that some countries have split the implementation of the Directive across multiple legislative acts. This means that a country might have, simultaneously, laws that have already been approved and/or laws that are being discussed in the Parliament and/or laws that are still in the stage of public or targeted consultation.
<aside> 💡 Providing feedback: If you want to provide feedback on the information contained in our country pages, you can leave comments in the pages by logging into notion here. Once you are logged in you will be able to leave comments directly on these pages. If you would rather not create a (free) account with notion, then you can send us your comments and feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
<aside> 🎖 Credits: COMMUNIA partnered with different organisations and individuals for the collection of information pertaining to each national implementation process. The individuals and organizations involved in updating the information contained in each of the country pages are identified at the top of each page.
This project was implemented with a grant from the Open Society Foundations. The country pages are part of a wider implementation project of COMMUNIA and its members Centrum Cyfrowe and Wikimedia.
<aside> ⚠️ Disclaimer: The information provided in these country pages might be inaccurate or incomplete and does not constitute legal advice.
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