The Decree n°2013-182 of 27 February 2013 implements Articles L. 134-1 à L. 134-9 of the French Intellectual Property Code arising from the Law n°2012-287 of 1st March 2012 relating to the digital exploitation of unavailable books from the 20th century, i.e. books published prior to 1st January 2001, that have not fallen into the public domain and are not subject to a commercial exploitation.

The Decree specifies the details of the record of books in the French National Library data base, the opposition procedure available to editors and authors against the collective management of their digital exploitation rights, as well as the conditions of admissibility of the collecting societies.