Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries adopted the Copyright Directive
Today, the Council of EU sealed the deal on the Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market. After the publication of the official text of the Directive and its entry into force, the Member States will have two years to transfer the directive into their national legislation.
Compared to February’s vote on the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER), on which the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Poland, Italy and Finland voted against, while Slovenia and Belgium abstained from voting, today also Sweden was against and Estonia erred on the side of the abstained. Nevertheless, a qualified majority of 16 Members States representing 65% of the population of the EU, was enough to adopt the Directive. Today, 19 Member States, representing 71,26% of the population, were in favour of the Directive in the Council composed of the Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries. It is now on the Member States to implement the bad Directive into national legislation. Will they do that more or less automatically, in accordance with the “copy/translate/paste” method, or will they find better solutions where possible?
Creative Commons (CC) annually holds the CC Global Summit events, bringing together experts from different fields with the purpose of spurring on debates and organising workshops related to Open Access. This year’s CC Global Summit 2021 will be a special event as Creative Commons celebrates 20 years!
This year, IPI collaborated with Communia and the Centrum Cyfrowe, which conducted an international study on the use of copyrighted works during remote teaching during the Covid-19 pandemic. The research is now published, and its results were also presented on 15 September 2021. You are invited to take a look at the survey!
On September 2, 2021, Austria has published a new draft law, which implements DSM Directive. The draft law is in consultation till October 13, 2021. In regards to Art. 17 of the DSM Directive, Austrian draft law is a mixture of the German approach, on which IPI already reported, and Europan Commission’s Guidelines.
On September 6, 2021, Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M. in the radio show Studio at 5 pm spoke on the topic of the implementation of the DSM Directive in the Slovenian legal order, emphasizing how necessary it is for the exceptions and limitations of copyright to be widely implemented. You are welcome to listen to the radio show!