Copyright legislation (revision)

Where
Norway
When
2016
Who
Norwegian Ministry of Culture
Key objectives of the measure:

Copyright legislation is a vital part of a sustainable cultural policy, and a balanced copyright system is important for cultural diversity.

Scope of the measure:
National
Nature of the measure:
legislative
Main feature of the measure:

Copyright revision in Norway continues. Copyright legislation is considered a vital part of a sustainable cultural policy, and a balance copyright system is important for the diversity of cultural expressions. The first stage of the revision in 2013 contained measures against copyright infringements on the Internet. The second stage was the implementation of the EU directive on the term of protection; these measures entered into force in July 2014. The third stage was the implementation of the EU orphan works directive and new measures regarding the extended collective license, and these amendments entered into force July 1 2015. The fourth stage is the overall revision of the Copyright Act. A consultation paper for a renewed Copyright Act was published in March 2016 and the consultation period ended in September 2016.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

To make the Act more accessible for all users and to update provisions where necessary.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

The revision is carried out within the framework of the Norwegian Ministry of Culture's operating budget.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Cultural Value Chain
Creation
Production
Distribution