France to Modify its Intellectual Property Code
Wed 29 Oct 2014, 01:00

French Minister of Culture Fleur Pellerin has presented a bill which would implement Directive 2011/77/EU amending Directive 2006/116/EC on the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights, and Directive 2012/28/EU on certain permitted uses of orphan works.

Orphan works directive implemented into Maltese law
Fri 7 Nov 2014, 09:10

Directive 2012/28/EU on orphan works was transposed into Maltese law and entered into force on the 7th of November 2014. There are no major differences between the implemented text and the EU directive.

Orphan works to be published on-line more easily
Tue 11 Mar 2014, 15:01

Copyright works - such as books, daily newspapers, image or sound fragments - which are available in institutions accessible to the public, such as libraries, educational institutions, museums - also referred to as 'heritage institutions' - can soon be published on-line more easily. This is evident from a bill by State Secretary Teeven (Security and Justice) and Minister Bussemaker (Education, Culture and Science) which transposes a European directive into Dutch law. The regulations have been submitted to the House of Representatives.

EYE film museum uploads 720 records to the EU Orphan Works database
Tue 24 Nov 2015, 23:32

Since the Orphan Works Directive has been transposed in the Netherlands, the exception in the Dutch Copyright Act allows orphan works to be digitised and made public under certain conditions. EYE is one of the 11 film archives in Europe involved in the FORWARD project. Forward aims to create a EU-wide system for establish the rights status of audiovisual works, as well as a registry for orphan films.