‘Regulatory divergence post Brexit: Copyright law as an indicator for what is to come’

“Here we have it. The first instance of regulatory divergence. The UK is leaving the European Union, and already the rules of the single market are starting to break. In response to a parliamentary question by Labour MP Jo Stevens, then-Intellectual Property Minister Chris Skidmore said on 21 January that the UK Government had no intention of implementing the most recent EU Copyright Directive, for which the UK Government had voted in the EU Council in spring 2019. There was significant dissent among EU Member States and the Directive would not have been adopted without the UK’s support …” (more)

[Martin Kretschmer, EU Law Analysis, 18 February]

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