Brussels has threatened to start legal action against 23 EU member states because they failed to implement the bloc’s copyright rules into their national laws.
All EU members, including France, Spain and Poland, were given the option of either explaining their action to why they haven’t implemented the bloc’s rules, or face additional consequences.
The European Commission slamming its fist on the table has confirmed letters have been sent to member states demanding an explanation.
This is the first step in the EU’s infringement proceedings. The governments that are in violation of the rules could eventually be penalised severely until they comply.
The Copyright measures were meant to be implemented by June 7th.
They have two months to respond to the Commission’s letters. They will also be issued a formal warning if they fail to respond and comply within two months.