Amendment to Slovenian Copyrights and Related Rights Act, ZASP-H
Tomorrow, on 19 October 2019, the new ZASP-H amendment to the Slovenian Copyrights and Related Rights Act will enter into force. The amendment implements the new Directive (EU) 2017/1564 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 September 2017 on certain permitted uses of certain works and other subject matter protected by copyright and related rights for the benefit of persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print-disabled and (Directive 2017/1564).
Amendment proposal was accepted into consideration by the Slovenian Parliament on 6 June 2019, it was adopted on 26 September 2019, and finally promulgated on 4 October 2019. The Amendment ZASP-H, which enters into force on 19 October 2019, regulates copyright restrictions or the free use of copyrighted works for the benefit of disabled persons.
Thus, ZASP-H amends Article 48.a (free use of copyrighted works for the benefit of disabled persons), and adds Article 48b (definition of beneficiary persons) and Article 48c (authorized entities).
Learn more on the implementation of the Directive 2017/1564 and on the ZASP-H Amendment in the following articles (in Slovene):
– Tilen Zonta and dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič: From the Marrakesh Treaty to the Amendment of the Copyright and Related Rights Act (published on 22 November 2018 in Pravna Praksa, pp. 15-17) – the holder of all material rights is LEXPERA d.o.o.;
– Tilen Zonta: Comparative Analysis of Implementing the Directive 2017/1564 (published on 13 December 2018 in Pravna Praksa, pp. 19-20) – the holder of all material rights is LEXPERA d.o.o..
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