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Advocate General to the CJEU delivers his opinion in case related to e-lending in libraries

Submitted by veraliah on Thu, 06/16/2016 - 15:18

On 16 June 2016, Advocate General to the Court of Justice of the European Union Maciej Szpunar delivered his opinion in Case C-174/15 (Vereniging Openbare Bibliotheken v Stichting Leenrecht).

The case is related to the definition of ‘lending’ in the EU Directive 2006/115 on rental right and lending right, and whether it also encompasses the making available of digital copies of works in libraries.

The press release, with a summary of the Adocate General’s conclusions, can be found here, while the full text of his opinion is here (not yet available in English). The opinion of the Advocate General is not binding for the judges and the decision of the Court will be given at a later date.