European Commission copyright consultation
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The European Commission is considering modernizing European copyright laws. To get feedback and input on this modernization, the Commission published a series of questions, and asked organizations (like ours) to answer them. This was 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 submitted our finalized answers to the European Commission on March 4th, 2014. Thank you to everyone who participated!
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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 also posted guides advising on how to respond. For reference:
- February 7, 2014: Finish Foundation text proposals, circulate for community comment/refinement.
- February 21, 2014: Finalize for submission.
- March 5, 2014: Submission deadline.