06 Oct Copyright and Internet – European Union
In the Summer of 2019, France transposed into national law the provisions of the Directive on neighboring rights in the digital single market (Directive (EU) 2019/790 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 amending Directives 96/9/EC and 2001/29/EC). In this digital environment, the new provisions aim in particular to establish a neighboring right for the benefit of press agencies and publishers in order to better protect them against any reproduction or communication to the public, without their authorization, of their press publications by information society service providers.
The French law to create a neighboring right for the benefit of news agencies and press publishers, which has been under discussion since September 2018, has been definitively adopted by the National Assembly and the Senate (Law No. 2019-775 of 24 July 2019).
As a reminder, the Member States of the European Union have until 7 June 2021 to transpose the provisions of the Directive into national law.