Date : 07/06/2021 – Source : Office de l’Union européenne pour la propriété intellectuelle (EUIPO) – Lien
A new Out-Of-Commerce Works Portal has been launched by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). Out-of-commerce works are works, such as books, films, or visual works that are still protected by copyright but are no longer or have never been commercially available.
In order to help cultural heritage institutions fulfill their mission to benefit European culture, Directive (EU) 2019/790 introduces a legal framework to support cultural heritage institutions in the digitisation and cross-border dissemination of out-of-commerce works.
Information about out-of-commerce works has to be recorded in a public single online portal, the creation and management of which has been entrusted to the EUIPO. …
For more information, visit the Out-Of-Commerce Works webpage.