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Most EU member states yet to transpose Orphan Works Directive

James Nurton, London


Just seven of the 28 EU member states have transposed the 2012 Directive on orphan works, while a further four have nearly done so, Managing IP has learned

EU flagThe Directive was agreed on October 25 2012 and the deadline for transposing it into national law was yesterday (October 29 2014).

The Directive (full text) sets out rules on digitising and displaying so-called orphan works, which are copyright works...


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