Best Practice Guide: Implementing the EU Copyright Directive in the Digital Age
Today, years after intense struggles and tussles, almost all EU Member States have transposed the EU-Copyright Directive (EUCD) into national law. However, the continuing controversies surrounding the EUCD itself and conflicts about the national implementations have made clear that we are far from having reached a consensus about the appropriate design of copyright law for the digital age that satisfies—or better: serves the interests of—all relevant stakeholders, including creators, artists, teachers, students, and the public at large.
At a time where the existing EU copyright framework is under review, this OSI-sponsored best practice guide seeks to provide a set of specific recommendations for accession states and candidate countries that will or may face the challenge of transposing the EUCD in the near future. It is based on a collaborative effort to take stock of national implementations of the EUCD and builds upon prior studies and reports that analyze the different design choices that Member States have made.
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