New rules about fair remuneration in copyright assignments

Sweden has transposed the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (EU) 2019/790 (the “DSM Directive”) into Swedish Law through changes in the Swedish Copyright Act (sw. Upphovsrättslagen SFS 1960:729) that entered into force 1 January 2023. The transposition resulted in several changes, among those new obligations for online content sharing platforms, two exceptions to copyright (and database right) infringement for text and data mining, reinforced rights of publishers of news or journalistic content and finally new rules for copyright assignments that strengthen the position for authors and performers. Senior associate Magdalena Jerner has written an article highlighting the new rules regarding copyright assignments. Read the article here.