From DSM Exceptions


Republic of Poland | Rzeczpospolita Polska

Status of Implementation[edit]

i) Passed Law

ii) Draft: All / Some Articles

iii) No Draft

Currently no drafts of any articles. (Update: 1/5/2020)

Timescales of Implementation[edit]

Governmental Documentation[edit]

Summary of Developments[edit]

(e.g. Outline general developments finishing with Day/Month/Year.)

15/4/2019: A joint statement on the directive was issued by the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Poland, Italy and Finland on the day the directive was approved by the Council of the European Union.

On the 24 May 2019 the Polish government brought an action to the European Court of Justice against the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union calling for the annulment of Article 17(4)(b) and Article 17(4)(c) of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. The complaint relates to an alleged violation of Article 11 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (Freedom of Expression and Information).


(e.g. Amend existing laws, repeal entirely existing law etc.)

Media Coverage[edit]

Inside Poland's cynical plan to kill Article 13 for good. Wired. Małgorzata Fraser and Gian Volpicelli. 28/6/2020.

Polish Government's Legal Challenge To EU Copyright Directive's Article 13/17 Remains Shrouded In Mystery, But Details May Not Matter techdirt. Glyn Moody. 18/6/2020

Academic Articles[edit]

Poland’s Challenge to the DSM Directive – and the Battle Rages On… . Kluwer Copyright Blog. Tomasz Targosz. 10/6/2019