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Document C2005/006/38

Judgment of the Court (Sixth Chamber) of 18 November 2004 in Case C-143/04 Commission of the European Communities v Kingdom of Belgium (Failure of a Member State to fulfil its obligations — Directive 2001/29/EC — Harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society — Failure to transpose within the prescribed period)

OJ C 6, 8.1.2005, p. 20–20 (ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, LV, LT, HU, NL, PL, PT, SK, SL, FI, SV)

8.1.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 6/20


JUDGMENT OF THE COURT

(Sixth Chamber)

of 18 November 2004

in Case C-143/04 Commission of the European Communities v Kingdom of Belgium (1)

(Failure of a Member State to fulfil its obligations - Directive 2001/29/EC - Harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society - Failure to transpose within the prescribed period)

(2005/C 6/38)

Language of the case: French

In Case C-143/04 Commission of the European Communities (Agent: K. Banks) v Kingdom of Belgium (Agent: A. Goldmann) – action under Article 226 EC for failure to fulfil obligations, brought on 17 March 2004 – the Court (Sixth Chamber), composed of: J.-P Puissochet, acting for the President of the Sixth Chamber, S. von Bahr and J. Malenovský (Rapporteur), Judges; J. Kokott, Advocate General; R. Grass, Registrar, gave a judgment on 18 November 2004, in which it:

1.

Declares that, by failing to adopt the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society, the Kingdom of Belgium has failed to fulfil its obligations under that directive;

2.

Orders the Kingdom of Belgium to pay the costs.


(1)  OJ C 106 of 30.4.2004.


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