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Authorised entities in the context of Directive (EU) 2017/1564

Under Article 6 of Directive (EU) 2017/1564 the Member States have an obligation to provide the Commission with the contact information they have received from authorised entities within the legal framework of Directive (EU) 2017/1564 on certain permitted uses of certain works and other subject matter protected by copyright and related rights for the benefit of persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print-disabled.

The term ‘authorised entity’ in the context of this legal instrument means an entity that is authorised or recognised by a Member State to provide education, instructional training, adaptive reading or information access to beneficiary persons on a non-profit basis. It also includes a public institution or non-profit organisation that provides the same services to beneficiary persons as one of its primary activities, institutional obligations or as part of its public-interest missions.




Authorised entities in the context of Directive (EU) 2017/1564 - updated 2023