| Commentary

87 European Union law and copyright

| Commentary

C: COPYRIGHT AND EUROPEAN UNION LAW

87 European Union law and copyright

The primary sources of law in the European Union are two separate treaties. The first treaty is the Treaty on European Union, formerly known as the Maastricht Treaty which entered into force on 1 November 1993. This treaty has been amended on three occasions by the Treaty of Amsterdam (1997), the Treaty of Nice (2001) and the Treaty of Lisbon (2007). The second treaty is the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (formerly known as the Treaty of Rome) which was signed by the United Kingdom in

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