Wednesday 26th September 2018

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View Commission's Position on Recital 21

EU Commission's Position

As adopted 14th September, 2016

Recital 21

Cultural heritage institutions and duration of ownership

For the purposes of this Directive, works and other subject-matter should be considered to be permanently in the collection of a cultural heritage institution when copies are owned or permanently held by the cultural heritage institution, for example as a result of a transfer of ownership or licence agreements.

View Council's Position on Recital 21

EU Council's Position

As adopted 25th May, 2018

Recital 21

Cultural heritage institutions and duration of ownership

For the purposes of this Directive, works and other subject-matter should be considered to be permanently in the collection of a cultural heritage institution when copies are owned or permanently held by such institutions, for example as a result of a transfer of ownership or licence agreements or permanent custody arrangements.

EU Commission's Position

As adopted 14th September, 2016

View Council's Position on Recital 21

Recital 21

Cultural heritage institutions and duration of ownership

For the purposes of this Directive, works and other subject-matter should be considered to be permanently in the collection of a cultural heritage institution when copies are owned or permanently held by the cultural heritage institution, for example as a result of a transfer of ownership or licence agreements.

EU Council's Position

As adopted 25th May, 2018

View Commission's Position on Recital 21

Recital 21

Cultural heritage institutions and duration of ownership

For the purposes of this Directive, works and other subject-matter should be considered to be permanently in the collection of a cultural heritage institution when copies are owned or permanently held by such institutions, for example as a result of a transfer of ownership or licence agreements or permanent custody arrangements.

EU Parliament's Position

As adopted 12th September, 2018

Update 14th September 2018: This proposal is the version adopted by the EU Parliament on 12th September 2018. Emboldened text denotes an amendment.

Recital 21

Cultural heritage institutions and duration of ownership

For the purposes of this Directive, works and other subject-matter should be considered to be permanently in the collection of a cultural heritage institution when copies of such works or other subject matter are owned or permanently held by those organisations, for example as a result of a transfer of ownership, licence agreements, a legal deposit or a long-term loan.

Works or other subject matter that cultural heritage institutions access temporarily via a third-party server are not considered as being permanently in their collections.

Recital 21a (new)

Information society services and extracts

Technological developments have given rise to information society services enabling their users to upload content and make it available in diverse forms and for various purposes, including to illustrate an idea, criticism, parody or pastiche.

Such content may include short extracts of pre-existing protected works or other subject-matter that such users might have altered, combined or otherwise transformed.

Recital 21b (new)

Specific exception to permit the legitimate uses of extracts

Despite some overlap with existing exceptions or limitations, such as the ones for quotation and parody, not all content that is uploaded or made available by a user that reasonably includes extracts of protected works or other subject-matter is covered by Article 5 of Directive 2001/29/EC.

A situation of this type creates legal uncertainty for both users and rightholders. It is therefore necessary to provide a new specific exception to permit the legitimate uses of extracts of pre-existing protected works or other subject-matter in content that is uploaded or made available by users.

Where content generated or made available by a user involves the short and proportionate use of a quotation or of an extract of a protected work or other subject-matter for a legitimate purpose, such use should be protected by the exception provided for in this Directive.

This exception should only be applied in certain special cases which do not conflict with normal exploitation of the work or other subject-matter concerned and do not unreasonably prejudice the legitimate interests of the rightholder.

For the purpose of assessing such prejudice, it is essential that the degree of originality of the content concerned, the length/extent of the quotation or extract used, the professional nature of the content concerned or the degree of economic harm be examined, where relevant, while not precluding the legitimate enjoyment of the exception.

This exception should be without prejudice to the moral rights of the authors of the work or other subject-matter.

Recital 21c (new)

Extracts from pre-existing works

Information society service providers that fall within the scope of Article 13 of this Directive should not be able to invoke for their benefit the exception for the use of extracts from pre-existing works provided for in this Directive, for the use of quotations or extracts from protected works or other subject-matter in content that is uploaded or made available by users on those information society services, to reduce the scope of their obligations under Article 13 of this Directive.