Albena Dobreva – University of National and World Economy, Law Faculty, Sofia, 1000, Student town, Bulgaria

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Legal protection;



The European Commission’s 2021 Intellectual Property Action Plan provides for a revision of Directive 96/9 / EC of the European Parlia­ment and of the Council of 11 March 1996 on the legal protection of data­bases. The process of its amending is started with Directive 2019/790, which complemented it with new exceptions already mandatory for the Member States, on the mining of text and data for the purposes of scientific research, digital cross-border learning activities, and use by cultural heritage institu­tions. The transposition of these new texts by the deadline of 06.07.2021 did not take place in many Member States. The article relates to the proposal to transpose these exceptions into the legislation of Bulgaria and analyzes to what extent to which it would contribute to the objectives of harmonization.

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Rosati, Е. (2021). Are directives good for the EU internal market? The case of the Copyright DSM Directive and its national transpositions, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Volume 16, Issue 10, October 2021, Pages 1027–1028, jiplp/jpab142

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 and amending Directives 96/9/EC and 2001/29/EC [2019] OJ L 130, 92–125.

Directive 96/9/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 1996 on the Legal Protection of Database, OJ, L 77, 20-28.

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