The Directive requires the Commission to report on whether to expand its scope and assess the need for a proposal amending the Directive. To prepare the current Staff Working Document, the Commission relied on information from various sources, in particular the independent study on the application of the Orphan Works Directive, which is published alongside this SWD.
The Staff Working Document has been submitted to the European Parliament, the Council and the European Economic and Social Committee.
The report concludes that at this stage, there is no need for a review of the Directive or to propose other measures. The Commission departments will continue to monitor the application of the Orphan Works Directive together with other relevant EU instruments for the digitisation and dissemination of cultural heritage.
- Commission Staff Working Document: report on the application of the “Orphan Works Directive” 2012/28/EU
Study on the application of the Orphan Works Directive - 2012/28/EU
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