European Commission copyright consultation
|European Commission copyright consultation
Introduction, timeline, and table of contents
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The European Commission is considering modernizing European copyright laws. To get feedback and input on this modernization, the Commission has published a series of questions, and asked organizations (like ours) to answer them. This is an important opportunity to influence EU copyright laws, and therefore an important opportunity for us to influence the future of the free knowledge movement. More background is available from the European Commission.
We're putting the questions on-wiki so that we can collaboratively draft answers. This is an experiment, but we hope that the resulting answers can be submitted by the Wikimedia Foundation and other interested groups.
Welcome to the discussion!
- February 7, 2014: Finish Foundation text proposals, circulate for community comment/refinement.
- February 21, 2014: Finalize for submission.
- March 5, 2014: Submission deadline.
Talking About the Process
Questions to Answer
I. Rights and the functioning of the Single Market
- B. Is there a need for more clarity as regards the scope of what needs to be authorised (or not) in digital transmissions?
- 1. The act of "making available"
- 2. Two rights involved in a single act of exploitation
- 3. Linking and browsing
- 4. Download to own digital content
- 1. Preservation and archiving
- 2. Off-premises access to library collections
- 3. E – lending
- 4. Mass digitisation
- B. Teaching
- C. Research
- D. Disabilities
VII. Other issues
Guides from other sources
Some other open culture/digital rights organizations are posting guides advising on how to respond. For reference: