Italian Acknowledgment of EU Directive 2001/29/EC on the Harmonization of Certain Aspects of Copyrights and Related Rights in the Information Society

Italian Decree n.68 dated April 9, 2003, adopted the EU Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of May 22, 2001 on the harmonization of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society (IS Directive). Such Directive aims at increasing legal certainty of copyright and related rights, guaranteeing it and providing for a high level of protection of Intellectual Property.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the exclusive rights of producers of cinemas, audiovisual works or in motion images sequences?
How long do these rights last?
What are the rights of people who practice the activity of radio or broadcast emission?
How long do these rights last?
What does “interpreter and performer artists” mean and what are the rights of interpreter and performer artists?

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