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Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2000 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal Market (Directive on electronic commerce)

Year of Version:2000
Date of Entry into Force:July 17, 2000
Date of Text (Enacted):June 8, 2000
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
Notes:
This Directive approximates certain national provisions on information society services relating to the EU internal market, the establishment of service providers, commercial communications, electronic contracts, the liability of intermediaries, codes of conduct, out-of-court dispute settlements, court actions and cooperation between Member States.

The notification by the European Union to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'Sets up an Internal Market framework for electronic commerce. It establishes harmonised rules on issues such as the transparency and information requirements for online service providers, commercial communications, electronic contracts and limitations of liability of intermediary service providers. This notification relates to various Intellectual property rights.'
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English

Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2000 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal Market (Directive on electronic commerce) Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2000 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal Market (Directive on electronic commerce), Complete document (pdf) [114 KB]

Spanish

Directiva 2000/31/CE del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo de 8 de junio de 2000 relativa a determinados aspectos jurıdicos de los servicios de la sociedad de la informacion, en particular el comercio electronico en el mercado interior (Directiva sobre el comercio electronico) Directiva 2000/31/CE del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo de 8 de junio de 2000 relativa a determinados aspectos jurıdicos de los servicios de la sociedad de la informacion, en particular el comercio electronico en el mercado interior (Directiva sobre el comercio electronico), Complete document (pdf) [129 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:EU107