Six E.U. Members Targeted Over Lending Rights

Law360, New York (January 16, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- The European Commission has opened infringement proceedings against six countries for not putting European Union laws on artistic lending rights into force, the executive body said Friday.

Spain, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Portugal and Ireland have all been sent a “letter of formal notice” by the Commission for not updating their national legislation on public and commercial lending rights.

The Commission is also opening a separate infringement procedure against Portugal regarding the manner in which that country has implemented into national law the commercial rental right of...
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