Copyright changes and challenges


By early 2003, there will be changes to our current laws on copyright. The EU Directive on the Harmonisation of Copyright and Related Rights in the Information Society is due to be implemented into legislation in all Member States by 22 December 2002, 18 months after official adoption. This article explains relevant changes affecting information provision following from this Directive and discusses the issues surrounding them. Brief advice on staying on the right side of the law is also given at the end.

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