COMMUNIA SALON: It’s the 7th of June 2021, so why is the internet still here?
On the 7th of June 2021 Directive on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market and amending Directives 96/9/EC and 2001/29/EC (DSM Directive) will enter into force. To mark this event COMMUNIA is organizing a special COMMUNIA Salon taking stock of the implementation process across the EU and taking a closer look at the latest developments around Article 17 of the DSM Directive. Welcome!
The event will be kicked off with the evaluation of the implementation progress of the DSM Directive (or the lack thereof) in the 27 member states, and, thereupon, a spotlight at the latest developments related to the implementation of Article 17 of the DSM directive will be shed. The Salon will host Julia Reda (Project lead Control © at GFF and former MEP), João Quintais (Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam) and Paul Keller (Open Future / COMMUNIA), who will take a close look at the newly adopted German implementation law and examine the final version of the Commission’s implementation guidance for which it is expected to be published just in time for COMMUNIA Salon. The Salon will be moderated by Teresa Nobre (COMMUNIA).
The Salon will take place on the 7th of June from 15:30 to 17:00 CEST on Zoom, prior registration is required. You can register here.
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