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Document C2005/045/21

Judgment of the Court (Sixth Chamber) of 9 December 2004 in Case C-88/04: Commission of the European Communities v United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (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 implement within the period prescribed)

OJ C 45, 19.2.2005, p. 11–11 (ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, NL, PL, PT, SK, SL, FI, SV)

19.2.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 45/11


JUDGMENT OF THE COURT

(Sixth Chamber)

of 9 December 2004

in Case C-88/04: Commission of the European Communities v United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (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 implement within the period prescribed)

(2005/C 45/21)

Language of the case: English

In Case C-88/04: action under Article 226 EC for failure to fulfil obligations, brought on 23 February 2004, between Commission of the European Communities (Agent: K. Banks) and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Agents: R. Caudwell and K. Manji) – the Court (Sixth Chamber), composed of A. Borg Barthet, President of Chamber, J.-P. Puissochet and J. Malenovský (Rapporteur), Judges; A. Tizzano, Advocate General; R. Grass, Registrar, has given a judgment on 9 December 2004 in which it:

1.

Declares that by failing to adopt all 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 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has failed to fulfil its obligations under that directive;

2.

Orders the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to pay the costs.


(1)  OJ C 106 of 30.4.2004.


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