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Directive No. 2006/116/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the Term of Protection of Copyright and Certain Related Rights (codified version)

Year of Version:2007
Date of Entry into Force:January 16, 2007
Date of Text (Enacted):December 12, 2006
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights)
Notes:The notification by the European Union to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'Directive No. 2006/116/EC harmonizes in EU law the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights, notably of performers, producers of phonograms, film producers and broadcasting organisations.

Directive No. 2006/116/EC repeals Council Directive 93/98/EEC & Art. 11 (2) of Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council'.
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English

Directive No. 2006/116/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the Term of Protection of Copyright and Certain Related Rights (codified version) Directive No. 2006/116/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the Term of Protection of Copyright and Certain Related Rights (codified version), Complete document (pdf) [82 KB] Directive No. 2006/116/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the Term of Protection of Copyright and Certain Related Rights (codified version), Complete document (htm) [30 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

French

Directive n° 2006/116/CE du Parlement Européen et du Conseil du 12 décembre 2006 relative à la durée de protection du droit d'auteur et de certains droits voisins (version codifiée) Directive n° 2006/116/CE du Parlement Européen et du Conseil du 12 décembre 2006 relative à la durée de protection du droit d'auteur et de certains droits voisins (version codifiée), Complete document (pdf) [92 KB]

Spanish

Directiva N° 2006/116/CE del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo de 12 de diciembre de 2006 relativa al plazo de protección del derecho de autor y de determinados derechos afines (versión codificada) Directiva N° 2006/116/CE del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo de 12 de diciembre de 2006 relativa al plazo de protección del derecho de autor y de determinados derechos afines (versión codificada), Complete document (pdf) [90 KB]

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WIPO Lex No.:EU108