Implementation of the Directive 2011/77/EU: copyright term of protection

15-03-2018

The objective of this study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the JURI Committee, is to examine the current status quo of implementation of the Directive, and to carry out an in-depth review of the practices in selected Member States. The study provides a brief overview of the international framework concerning the term of protection for performers and phonogram producers, and analyses the main objectives and provisions of the Term Extension Directive. It explores in-depth the implementation and practices in seven selected Member States, and identifies best practices that can serve as a model for other EU Member States. In addition, the long term effects of the Directive are considered, both within the EU (in relation to relevant EU policies) and outside the EU (in relation to its main trading partners).

The objective of this study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the JURI Committee, is to examine the current status quo of implementation of the Directive, and to carry out an in-depth review of the practices in selected Member States. The study provides a brief overview of the international framework concerning the term of protection for performers and phonogram producers, and analyses the main objectives and provisions of the Term Extension Directive. It explores in-depth the implementation and practices in seven selected Member States, and identifies best practices that can serve as a model for other EU Member States. In addition, the long term effects of the Directive are considered, both within the EU (in relation to relevant EU policies) and outside the EU (in relation to its main trading partners).

External author

Dr. Ana RAMALHO, Assistant Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Maastricht University (Netherlands); Dr. Aurelio LOPEZ-TARRUELLA, is Senior Lecturer of Private International Law at University of Alicante (Spain); coordinated by ARCA Consortium, S.A.