France: authors have right to be forgotten

The European Court of Justice has granted French authors the right to be forgotten.

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Two (un-named!) French authors challenged a move by the government organisation SOFIA which was collecting out of print books published before 2001.  They claimed the organisation was contravening EU copyright law.

The European Court of Justice agreed with the authors and ruled in their favour.  Although acknowledging SOFIA as a project of significant cultural interest, authors should be able to decide the fate of their own ‘forgotten’ works.

Source: Electric Literature.