Directive on the legal protection of services based on, or consisting of, conditional access


Directive on the legal protection of services based on, or consisting of, conditional access

EU directive
title=Directive on the legal protection of services based on, or consisting of, conditional access
number=98/84/EC
madeby=European Parliament & Council
madeunder=Art. 57(2), 66 & 100a
OJref=L320, 1998-11-28, pp. 54–57.
made=1998-11-20
commenced=1998-11-28
implementation=2000-05-28
CommProp=C14, 1997-10-16, p. 7 C203, 1998-06-30, p. 12
ESCOpin=C129, 1998-04-27, p. 16
ParlOpin=C152, 1998-05-18, p. 59]
Reports=
replaces=—
amends=—
amendedby=—
replacedby=—
status=Current

Directive 98/84/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November 1998 on the legal protection of services based on, or consisting of, conditional access is a European Union directive in the field of intellectual property law, made under the internal market provisions of the Treaty of Rome. The Directive covers "conditional access services", which are defined as television or radio broadcasts or internet services to which "access [...] in an intelligible form is made conditional upon prior individual authorisation" and payment. Examples are pay-per-view and encrypted television and internet sites which charge for access.

Member States may not restrict the provision of conditional access services which originate in another Member State [Art. 3(2)] . Devices intended to circumvent the access restrictions are prohibited (Art. 4).

Implementation

See also

* Copyright law of the European Union

References

External links

* [http://eurlex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi%21celexapi%21prod%21CELEXnumdoc&lg=en&model=guicheti&numdoc=31998L0048R%2801%29 Text of the Directive]


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