Public Consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules
Høringsrapport lagt fram av Kommisjonen 24.07.2014
BAKGRUNN - I (fra Kommisjonens pressemelding 24.07.2014, engelsk utgave)
Copyright: summary report of the public consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules
The European Commission published yesterday a summary report of thepublic consultation on the review of EU copyright rules, which provides a qualitative overview of the input received from a wide range of stakeholders, including consumers, rights holders, business and institutional users of copyright works, collective rights management organisations and governments. The insights and information gathered through the consultation are an essential element in the review process that the Commission has initiated with regard to the EU copyright legislation. The consultation, open from 5 December 2013 to 5 March 2014, generated a great interest and received more than 9,500 replies, one of the highest response rates ever for a Commission consultation. The extensive interest in the consultation and the broad array of views collected confirm the importance and the complexity of the subject and will inform the next steps in the review.
BAKGRUNN - II (fra Kommisjonens pressemelding 5.12.2013, engelsk utgave)
Copyright –Commission launches public consultation
The European Commission has today launched a public consultation as part of its on-going efforts to review and modernise EU copyright rules. The consultation invites stakeholders to share their views on areas identified in the Communication on Content in the Digital Single Market (IP/12/1394), i.e. territoriality in the Single Market, harmonisation, limitations and exceptions to copyright in the digital age; fragmentation of the EU copyright market; and how to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of enforcement while underpinning its legitimacy in the wider context of copyright reform.
Internal Market and Services Commissioner Michel Barnier said: "My vision of copyright is of a modern and effective tool that supports creation and innovation, enables access to quality content, including across borders, encourages investment and strengthens cultural diversity. Our EU copyright policy must keep up with the times."
In its Communication on Content in the Digital Single Market, the Commission set out two parallel tracks of action: the completion of its on-going efforts to review and modernise the EU copyright legislative framework as announced in the Intellectual Property Strategy "A Single Market for Intellectual Property Rights" (IP/11/630), while facilitating practical industry-led solutions through the stakeholder dialogue Licences for Europe (IP/13/1072) to issues on which rapid progress was deemed necessary and possible.
The Licences for Europe process has been finalised now. The Commission welcomes the practical solutions stakeholders have put forward in this context and believes that these initiatives will provide a valuable contribution to improving the availability of copyright-protected content online in the EU. Discussions and results of Licences for Europe will be taken into account in the context of the review of the legislative framework.
The consultation is open until 5 February 2014.