Article Post on 22 April 2022

Transposition of the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market

_On 1st April 2022, the EU Directive 2019/790 on Copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market has been implemented into Luxembourg Law. The Law of 1 April 2022 amends the Law of 18 April 2001 on copyright, related rights and databases (hereinafter the “Law of 2001”), the Law of 3 December 2015 on certain authorised uses of orphan works, and the Law of 25 April 2018 on the collective management of copyright and related rights, and the granting of multi-territorial copyright licensing in musical works. It also transposes into national law Directive 2019/791 of 17 April 2019 on multi-territorial digital copyright licensing and related rights within the digital single market.

This Directive aims to modernise the legal framework for copyright and related rights. In addition, it creates new rights for press publishers, and an authorisation scheme for some actors of the Internet such as the online content sharing providers (Youtube). The Law of 1 April 2022 added several definitions of new actors and concepts of copyright’s legal framework.

The infographic below outlines the main changes/creations of the Law of 2001.

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