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

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Franck Macrez

Université de Strasbourg - CEIPI

Date Written: June 23, 2017

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Macrez, Franck, The French Case: From Orphan Books to Out-of-Print Works (and Vice-Versa) (June 23, 2017). Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) Research Paper No. 2017-14. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3116783 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3116783

Franck Macrez (Contact Author)

Université de Strasbourg - CEIPI ( email )

11 fue de Marechal Juin
BP68
Strasbourg
France

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