The DSM Directive 2 Years On: Do Things Ever Get Easier?
International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC), 2021
3 Pages Posted: 3 May 2021
Date Written: April 23, 2021
In 2019, the European Parliament and the Council adopted Directive 2019/790 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market, an ambitious piece of legislation supported by multiple rationales, including to (1) guarantee a high level of protection; (2) streamline rights clearance; (3) create a level playing field for the exploitation of protected content; (4) remedy interpretative uncertainties; and (5) guarantee a well-functioning and fair marketplace for protected content.
7 June 2021 is – or rather: would be – the deadline for the national transpositions of the DSM Directive. What will happen?
Keywords: Copyright; DSM Directive; Directive 2019/790; EU Copyright; Member States
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