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 Legislative measures

  • Protection of Computer Programs
    23.04.2009
    Directive 2009/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the legal protection of computer programs (Codified version)
    14.05.1991
    Council Directive 91/250/EEC on the legal protection of computer programs
  • Rights management
    18.10.2005
    Commission Recommendation on collective cross-border management of copyright and related rights for legitimate online music services
  • Enforcement
    29.04.2004
    Directive 2004/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the enforcement of intellectual property right
  • Resale Right
    27.09.2001
    Directive 2001/84/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the resale right for the benefit of the author of an original work of art
  • Copyright in the Information Society
    22.05.2001
    Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society
  • Protection of Databases
    11.03.1996
    Directive 96/9/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the legal protection of databases
  • Term of Protection
    29.10.1993
    Directive 2006/116/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights (codified version)
    Council Directive 93/98/EEC harmonizing the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights (repealed)
  • Satellite and Cable
    27.09.1993
    Council Directive 93/83/EEC on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and rights related to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission
  • Rental Right
    19.11.1992
    Directive 2006/115/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on rental right and lending right and on certain rights related to copyright in the field of intellectual property (codified version)
    Council Directive 92/100/EEC on rental right and lending right and on certain rights related to copyright in the field of intellectual property (repealed)
  • Semiconductors
    16.12.1986
    Council Directive 87/54/EEC on the legal protection of topographies of semiconductor products

 Proposals

  • Term of protection
    16.08.2008
    Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive amending Directive 2006/116/EC of the European Parliament an of the Council on the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights
  • Enforcement
    30.01.2003
    Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on measures and procedures to ensure the enforcement of intellectual property rights
  • Resale Right
    14.12.1999
    Proposed Directive on artists’ resale right – Clarification
    13.03.1996
    Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive on the resale right for the benefit of the author of an original work of art
  • Copyright in the Information Society
    21.05.1999
    Amended proposal for a Directive on copyright and related rights in the Information Society
    10.12.1997
    Proposal for a Directive on copyright and related rights in the Information Society

 Reports

  • Protection of databases
    12.12.2005
    First evaluation of Directive 96/9/EC on the legal protection of databasespdf Choose translations of the previous link 
  • Rights management
    11.10.2005
    Commission Staff Working Document – Impact assessment reforming cross-border collective management of copyright and related rights for legitimate online music servicespdf Choose translations of the previous link 
  • Management of Copyright and Related Rights
    19.04.2004
    Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee on the Management of Copyright and Related Rights in the Internal Market
  • Authorship of Cinematographic Works
    09.12.2002
    Report from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament and the Economic and Social Committee on the question of authorship of cinematographic or audiovisual works in the Community
  • Public Lending Rights
    16.09.2002
    Report from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament and the Economic and Social Committee on the public lending right in the European Union
  • Satellite and Cable
    26.07.2002
    Report from the Commission on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and rights related to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission
  • Protection of Computer Programs
    10.04.2000
    Report from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament and the Economic and Social Committee on the implementation and effects of directive 91/250/EEC on the legal protection of computer programs

 Other Documents

  • Review of the “acquis communautaire”
    Working document
    Consultation on the review of EU legislation on copyright and related rights
  • Piracy
    Green Paper (COM/98/0569)
    Combating counterfeiting and piracy in the single market
  • Copyright in the Information Society
    Communication (COM/96/0568)
    Follow-up to the Green Paper on Copyright and Related Rights in the Information Society
    Green Paper (COM/95/382pdf Choose translations of the previous link )
    Copyright and Related Rights in the Information Society
  • Working Programme
    Communication (COM/90/584pdf Choose translations of the previous link )
    Follow-up to the Green Paper 1991 – Working Programme of the Commission in the Field of Copyright and Neighbouring Rights
  • Challenge of Technology
    Green Paper (COM/88/172pdf Choose translations of the previous link 
    Copyright and Challenge of Technology – Copyright Issues Requiring Immediate Action

 Speeches