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Directive No. 2006/116/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the Term of Protection of Copyright and Certain Related Rights (codified version)

Year of Version:
2007
Dates:
Entry into force: January 16, 2007
Adopted: December 12, 2006
Type of Text:
Main IP Laws
Subject Matter:
Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights)
Notes:
The notification by the European Union to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'Directive No. 2006/116/EC harmonizes in EU law the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights, notably of performers, producers of phonograms, film producers and broadcasting organisations.

Directive No. 2006/116/EC repeals Council Directive 93/98/EEC & Art. 11 (2) of Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council'.
Available Texts:
English
Directive No. 2006/116/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the Term of Protection of Copyright and Certain Related Rights (codified version)pdfhtml(Version with Automatic Translation Tool)
Spanish
Directiva N° 2006/116/CE del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo de 12 de diciembre de 2006 relativa al plazo de protección del derecho de autor y de determinados derechos afines (versión codificada)pdfhtml(Version with Automatic Translation Tool)
French
Directive n° 2006/116/CE du Parlement Européen et du Conseil du 12 décembre 2006 relative à la durée de protection du droit d'auteur et de certains droits voisins (version codifiée)pdfhtml(Version with Automatic Translation Tool)
Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.
EU108