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Law No. 2011-590 of May 26, 2011, regarding the Price of the Digital Books

Year of current version:2011
Date of Text (Enacted):May 26, 2011
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights)
Notes:This Law gives a definition of digital book (Art. 1) and regulates its price (Art. 2). Article 6 adds a sentence to Article L. 132-5 of the French Intellectual Property Code, which states that editing contracts must provide a 'fair and equitable' royalty to the author for the marketing and diffusion of digital books.
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Loi n°2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre numérique Loi n°2011-590 du 26 mai 2011 relative au prix du livre numérique, Complete document (pdf) [78 KB]

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WIPO Lex No.:FR252

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