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Intellectual Property: Digital Copyright Directive will not be adopted into UK law

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In response to a written question posed to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Government has indicated that it has no plans to implement the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market ((EU) 2019/790) (the Digital Copyright Directive) into UK law. The Directive had come into force on 6 June 2019 with a longstop date of 7 June 2021 for implementation. With the UK, however, now having left the European Union on 31 January 2020 and the current implementation date for the UK set to end on 31 December 2020 the UK will not be required to implement the Directive and the Government has no intention to implement the Directive.

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