Taking freedom of information seriously: the ‘very short extracts’ limitation in Article 15 CDSM Directive and how not to implement it – Part 1

Author: Tito Rendas (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)
Published: 30.03.2022
Image by Pexels via Pixabay By now, Article 15 of Directive (EU) 2019/790 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market (CDSM Directive) needs no wordy introductions. Put briefly, the provision requires Member States to introduce a related (or neighbouring) right for press publishers, applicable to online uses of their publications. By extending the rights of reproduction and making available laid down in Articles 2 and 3(2) of the InfoSoc Directive to such uses, Article 15 imposes new duties on service providers like media monitoring companies and news aggregators. As any other right, the press publishers’ right has…