RIDA 255 | 04-2018

News from abroad

News from germany (part i) – legislative developments in germany from 2011 until the end of 2017

Silke VON LEWINSKI

Code : 255-CE
Keywords :
European union, Work, orphan (work), Protection , Term, duration, Related rights, neighbouring rights, Unavailable, out-of-commerce (work)

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Résumé

Legislative activities in Germany have again been at a high level, in part due to the need to implement European directives, in part following political decisions to address certain perceived weaknesses of the existing law, in particular as regards copyright contract law and limitations of rights, not least responding to users’ calls for clearer and extended rules specifically as regards digital uses. One will have to see whether and to what extent the amendments will meet the expectations and have found the right balance.

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