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Document C2005/082/09

Judgment of the Court of Justice (Sixth Chamber) of 27 January 2005 in Case C-59/04 Commission of the European Communities v French Republic (Failure to fulfil 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 82, 2.4.2005, p. 5–5 (ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, NL, PL, PT, SK, SL, FI, SV)

2.4.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 82/5


JUDGMENT OF THE COURT OF JUSTICE

(Sixth Chamber)

of 27 January 2005

in Case C-59/04 Commission of the European Communities v French Republic (1)

(Failure to fulfil 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 82/09)

Language of the Case: French

In Case C-59/04, concerning an action for failure to fulfil obligations under Article 226 EC, brought on 11 February 2004 by the Commission of the European Communities (Agent: K. Banks) against the French Republic (Agents: G. de Bergues and A. Bodard-Hermant), the Court of Justice (Sixth Chamber), composed of A. Borg-Barthelet, President of the Chamber, J.-P. Puissochet and J. Malenovský (Rapporteur), Judges; Advocate General, A. Tizzano; Registrar, R. Grass, gave a judgment on 27 January 2005, in which it:

1.

Declares that, by failing to adopt the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with Article 5(1) and Articles 6 and 7 of 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 French Republic has failed to fulfil its obligations under that directive;

2.

Dismisses the remainder of the action;

3.

Orders each party to bear its own costs.


(1)  OJ C 71 of 20.3.2004


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