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* [http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/gowers Gowers Report], will review the current IP framework in the UK.
* [http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/gowers Gowers Report], will review the current IP framework in the UK.
*  Bernt Hugenholtz, [http://www.ivir.nl/publications/hugenholtz/opinion-EIPR.html Why the Copyright Directive is Unimportant, and Possibly Invalid.] Published in [2000] EIPR 11, p. 501-502
== Resources by Country ==
== Resources by Country ==

Revision as of 09:53, 19 May 2006

EUCD Review and Implementation Wiki


The purpose of this collaborative research effort is to identify best practice implementations of the European Union Copyright Directive (Directive 2001/29/EC) as legislated by EU Member States and compile them in a report. It should include the IPR enforcement directive and others from the acquis.

Examples of best practices include the following. Slovenia has the only EUCD implementation that allows circumvention for the exercise of copyright exceptions. Switzerland is not in the EU, but in its implementation of the WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) is currently debating to allow circumvention as well. Hungary has (had?) mandatory collective management for the making available right (see von Lewinski). France had passed a Global License along the same line but ended up doing away with it. In Sweden links to copyright infringing materials are not illegal. Germany allows making available for educational purposes in its §52a.

The report will be ready for the [Wizards of OS 4] on 14 - 16 September 2006 where a panel and a workshop will take place.

Preceding Work

  • Euro-copyrights.org by a pan-European network of young copyright scholars, striving to educate as many people as possible about the implementation of the European Copyright Directive and copyright laws on an objective and easy to understand way.

Other resources

Resources by Country

25 current EU members

accession states

countries outside the EU implementing the WCT/WPPT


  • Urs Gasser
  • Ian Brown
  • (maybe Bogdan Manolea, Iryna Kutchma)

Editorial Team

  • Vera Franz
  • Teresa Hackett
  • Maja Bogataj
  • Sjoera Nas
  • Tomislav Medak
  • Loic Dachary
  • Cornelia Kutterer
  • Jean-Baptiste Soufron
  • Michelle Childs
  • Iryna Kuchma
  • Bogdan Manolea
  • Sarita Matijevic
  • Bardhyl Jashari
  • Veni Markovski
  • Peter Mogensen
  • ...

Consult the User's Guide for information on using the wiki software.