Welcome to the COMMUNIA DSM Directive Implementation Portal.

This page contains resources related to the implementation of the new Copyright Directive (Directive (EU) 2019/790 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market, also known as “DSM Directive”).

Implementation guidelines

The following page contains links to Article-specific guidelines. These guidelines aim to explain the different provisions of the new Copyright Directive and make suggestions on what to advocate for during the implementation process of those provisions at national level. COMMUNIA partnered with different organizations for the creation of these guidelines.

DSM Directive Implementation Guidelines

Key terms in these guidelines are defined in a centralised Glossary:


Implementation status per member state

The following page contains links to a tracking page for every EU Member State. These tracking pages aim to provide information on the status of the implementation of the new Copyright Directive in all EU Member States. These pages are maintained by members of the COMMUNIA team and/or local organisations and individuals, with whom COMMUNIA is partnering to collect information pertaining to each national implementation process.

DSM Directive Implementation Tracker

Implementation status per article

The following page collects analytical resources related to the implementation of specific Articles of the new Copyright Directive, which COMMUNIA is tracking.

DSM Directive Implementation Analysis per Article

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