Modernisation of copyright

Modernisation of copyright 2015

Modernisation of copyright law generally welcomed

On 2 December 2016, the Federal Council acknowledged the results of the consultation on the partial revision of the Copyright Act (CopA). The report on the results shows that modernising copyright law is generally welcomed although views on the course to take diverge widely. The Federal Department of Justice and Police (FDJP) is therefore currently carrying out a review and will submit a proposal for further action to the Federal Council by the summer of 2017.

Federal Council wants to modernise copyright: consultation process under way

On 11 December 2015 the Federal Council submitted a preliminary draft for the modernization of the copyright for consultation. It includes combating internet piracy more effectively without criminalising the users of such services. At the same time, the legal rules that apply to the latest technological developments are to be amended. The draft amendment of the Copyright Act (CopA) is guided by the recommendations of the copyright working group (AGUR12). Two World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) treaties were also sent for consultation at the same time.

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Results of the consultation process

Opening of the consultation process