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With the Urh-Nov 2021, the Austrian copyright contract law is to be reformed. In addition to the implementation of the provisions from the DSM-RL, the present draft law provides for the adoption of individual provisions from the dUrhG with reference to the government program (keyword: “Strengthening contemporary art and culture”).

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