Article-by-Article Commentary to the Provisions of Directive 2019/790
Oxford University Press, 2021
Available on the Oxford University Press website here
In 2019, the EU legislature adopted Directive 2019/790 on copyright in the Digital Single Market. The Directive is supported by a multi-faceted rationale and represents one of the most significant and ambitious EU harmonization efforts in the copyright field so far. This book provides an article-by-article commentary to all the provisions of the Directive. It is the first complete commentary to Directive 2019/790.
By analyzing the history, objectives, and content of each and every provision, as well as the relationship between some of those provisions and between the Directive and the pre-existing acquis, this book provides a rational, consistent and detailed explanation of the Directive as a whole and of its individual contents. This Commentary will be a travel companion to all those who wish or need to navigate the legislative provisions that were adopted in 2019 to make EU copyright fit for the "digital single market".
"It is hard not to express satisfaction that, thanks to Professor Rosati's efforts, legal practitioners will have at their disposal an excellent tool to assist them in applying the DSM Directive. I also have no doubt that this Commentary will make a significant contribution to scientific research into problems pertaining to copyright protection in the digital era."