"a remarkable provision"

Sunday, Apr 26, 2020

The European Copyright Society has published a Comment on the Implementation of Art.14 of the Directive (EU) 2019/790 on Copyright in the Digital Single Market calling Article 14 on the reproductions of works of visual art in the public domain…

…a remarkable provision which, for the first time in the EU, grants a positive status to works belonging to the public domain, by prohibiting any regaining of exclusivity therein.

Article 14 is by far my favorite article of the DSM directive not only because rights a wrong that has been bothering me for more that a decade, but also because how it came into existence. As a result of determination of a tiny group of people and healthy dose of luck. Having a much larger group of renowned copyright scholars call it a “remarkable provision” is hugely rewarding - thanks!