The new Copyright Directive 2019/790 was published in the Official Journal on Friday 17 May 2019 and the implementation period will kick in 20 days from that date of publication i.e. 6 June 2019. That means that Member States will need to bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive by 7 June 2021.
Following the vote in the EU Parliament on 26 March 2019, today the EU Council has adopted the latest text of the new Copyright Directive which aims to make the legal framework on copyright fit-for-purpose in the digital age. Following the signature and publication of the Directive in the Official Journal of the EU, member states will have 24 months to transpose the new rules into their national law.