Croatia: Copyright and Related Rights Act and Acts on Amendments to the Copyright and Related Rights Act

November 6, 2014

Croatia: The latest consolidated version of the Copyright and Related Rights Act and Acts on Amendments to the Copyright and Related Rights Act was published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Croatia No. 127/2014 on October 29, 2014, incorporating the most recent amendments made by the Act on Amendments to the Copyright Act and Related Rights Act, which entered into force on November 6, 2014.

These amendments set out the rules on the identification of orphan works, the diligent search guidance for orphan works for cultural institutions, and the digitization and online dissemination of orphan works, in order to harmonize the Copyright Act with the Directive No. 2012/28/EU of 25 October 2012 on certain permitted uses of orphan works.