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Directive No. 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:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Other
Notes:The notification by the European Union to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'Directive 2000/31/EC 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 Directive relates to various Intellectual property rights.'
Available Texts: 
English

Directive No. 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 No. 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] Directive No. 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 (htm) [92 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

French

Directive n° 2000/31/CE du Parlement Européen et du Conseil du 8 juin 2000 relative à certains aspects juridiques des services de la société de l’information, et notamment du commerce électronique, dans le marché intérieur («directive sur le commerce électronique») Directive n° 2000/31/CE du Parlement Européen et du Conseil du 8 juin 2000 relative à certains aspects juridiques des services de la société de l’information, et notamment du commerce électronique, dans le marché intérieur («directive sur le commerce électronique»), Complete document (pdf) [177 KB] Directive n° 2000/31/CE du Parlement Européen et du Conseil du 8 juin 2000 relative à certains aspects juridiques des services de la société de l’information, et notamment du commerce électronique, dans le marché intérieur («directive sur le commerce électronique»), Complete document (htm) [103 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Spanish

Directiva N° 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 N° 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] Directiva N° 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 (htm) [104 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:EU107