CJEU: Soulier, Court of Justice of the European Communities (ECJ), C-301/15, 16 November 2016
Kluwer Copyright Blog
September 14, 2017
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The CJEU held that Article 2(a) and Article 3(1) of Directive 2001/29 preclude national legislation that gives an approved collecting society the right to authorise the digital reproduction and communication to the public of ‘out-of-print’ books while allowing the authors of those books (or their successors in title) to oppose or put an end to that practice on conditions laid down by such legislation.