New European Directive that propose a revised Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement directive, Commissioner Barnier Said.

The Commission is closely monitoring developments in our Member States and other countries in the field of intellectual property rights and online piracy, including the current debate in the US Congress on proposed legislation.

It is the Commission’s intention to propose a revised Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement directive i by the end of 2012.

As a principle, theft of property cannot be tolerated.

The European Commission will facilitate licensing of music and other works by establishing a level playing field in the single market for collective management of rights.
Through its revision of the Enforcement Directive, the Commission will ensure that operators that solicit copyright infringements by individuals and derive profit from this are rapidly identified and sanctioned by the courts in the Member States.

Fulvio Sarzana
Studio Legale Roma Sarzana & Associati
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