E.U. Paper Seeks To Tweak Copyright Regime

Law360, New York (July 21, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A European Commission review of current copyright legislation promises to fine-tune the law rather than overhaul the European Union’s legal framework for copyrights.

In a so-called “working paper,” the E.U.’s executive body pledges to ensure that later copyright directives are fully consistent with earlier ones, and that any difficulties hindering smooth implementation are ironed out.

However, the Commission stops short of recommending a full overhaul of copyright legislation. Rather, the goal is to establish whether inconsistencies between different directives hamper the operation of E.U. copyright law....
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