Is there a European Copyright Regulation?
There have been harmonization attempts for copyright protection not only at the international level but also at the regional level. Above all, Europe has tried to harmonize this Intellectual Property area through the Directive 2001/29/EC and the Directive 2014/26/EC, whose amendments have recently been voted by the European Parliament.
The main aim of these European Directives is to provide coordination of national rules concerning access to the activity of managing copyright and related rights by collective management organizations, the modalities for their governance, and their supervisory framework.
The differences in national copyright laws has always been a challenge for the EU and the governments of the Member States, and that is why nowadays private copyright service providers are necessary in order to guarantee an effective copyright protection.
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