On 17 April 2021, the EU’s Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (DCDSM) was adopted. This included the highly controversial Articles 15 and 17 on the new related right for press publishers (“press publishers’ right” or PPR) and the new liability scheme for copyright infringement on online platforms (“online content-sharing services providers” or OCSSPs) respectively. On 7 July 2021, the deadline passed for the transposition of the directive into the national law of the 27 EU Member States. Nevertheless, the implementation process is still ongoing in over half of the Member States.
This legal report by Dr Christina Angelopoulos (Associate Professor, University of Cambridge) examines the national implementation of the DCDSM in 11 Member States: Austria, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands and Spain. These countries represent those that had completed their implementations of Articles 15 and 17 DCDSM when this legal research project started in February 2022.