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Thursday, 20 March 2014

The Collective Rights Management Directive is now Directive 2014/26/EU

As announced earlier today on the IPKat, the new EU directive "on collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online uses in the internal market[here and here] was published today in the Official Journal of the European Union as Directive 2014/26/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online use in the internal market.

The directive - whose full text can be accessed here - will enter into force on the 20th day following its publication, and Member States will have time until 10 April 2016 to transpose it into their national laws. 

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