European Union Copyright Directive

Why should I care

Analysis of the Proposed UK Implementation

Why The EUCD Is Bad

EUCD – Think about… – Effects of the EUCD
Tensions between Free Software and Architectures of Control
EUCD – nothing to worry about? – response to a posting on Slashdot concerning the article The EU’s Answer to the DMCA

Past Events

We held a mini-conference in London to promote awareness of the European Union Copyright Directive and its likely effects on innovation, consumers and the information society on 29 April 2002

Recordings of the event are now available in various formats.

The speakers were Alan Cox and Martin Keegan; a detailed programme, is still available.


Here are a list of links that we have found interesting or relevant. Please note, however, that these only scratch the surface of the information that is available. You will find many more articles on any subject of your choosing by doing searches on Google or other search engines.

EUCD resources

Local copy of the EUCD with html navigation tags
EUCD – from the comission’s database
Other Intellectual Property Law resources

Directory of Community legislation in force – Intellectual property law
UK legislation – Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA)
WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Proprty Rights (TRIPS)