EU Copyright Directive [4.4.3]

In the EU, the Copyright Directive was implemented to extend copyright protection to the Internet and digital television and ensure the protection of the right to copy software, musical files in digital format (mp3) and for all other forms of works of art on the Internet or which can circulate on the web.1 The Copyright Directive contains provisions to implement the WIPO Copyright Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty that were signed by the European Community and its member states.


1 Id. See Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonization of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society (Copyright Directive).

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