Copyright in Information Society Directive

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Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society




Chapter I - Objective and scope


Article 1 - Scope


Chapter II - Rights and exceptions


Article 2 - Reproduction right


Article 3 - Right of communication to the public of works and right of making available to the public other subject-matter


Article 4 - Distribution right


Article 5 - Exceptions and limitations



Chapter III - Protection of technological measures and rights-management information


Article 6 - Obligations as to technological measures


Article 7 - Obligations concerning rights-management information



Chapter IV - Common provisions


Article 8 - Sanctions and remedies


Article 9 - Continued application of other legal provisions


Article 10 - Application over time


Article 11 - Technical adaptations


Article 12 - Final provisions


Article 13 - Implementation


Article 14 - Entry into force


Article 15 - Addressees




Text in force at 01-01-2020. The text can be verified at EUR-LEX. Titles of articles have been added for convenience, but are lacking in the official text, IP-PorTal.