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IRIS 2006-7:Extra

EFTA Surveillance Authority: Status of Implementation of Rules on Copyright in Liechtenstein

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Mara Rossini

Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam

On 21 June 2006, the EFTA Surveillance Authority delivered a reasoned opinion to Liechtenstein for failing to implement Directive 2001/29/EC on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society. The Directive was to be implemented in national law by 1 August 2005.

On 19 December 2006, Liechtenstein notified the Authority of the implementation of these rules through amendments to the Gesetz über das Urheberrecht und verwandte Schutzrechte (Act on protection of copyright and related rights) of 19 May 1999 and of the Verordnung über das Urheberrecht und verwandte Schutzrechte (Ordinance on copyright) of 14 December 1999.

References
PR(06)27: Liechtenstein fails to implement rules on copyright in the information society, press release of 21 June 2006 EN
 http://merlin.obs.coe.int/redirect.php?id=11117