The French Case: From Orphan Books to Out-of-Print Works (and Vice-Versa)
Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) Research Paper No. 2017-14
11 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2018 Last revised: 6 Dec 2018
Date Written: June 23, 2017
This paper describes the French situation with regards to the problem of orphan works an out-of-commerce books. It has a peculiarity, due to a special law regarding out-of-commerce books of the 20th century, which has been the subject of judicial proceedings before the State Council, the Constitutional Council and the European Union Court of Justice.
Keywords: orphan books;out-of-print works;European Union Court of Justice
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