[A2k] Copyright in Europe - Invitation for Comments (deadline October 11, 2013)

Manon Ress manon.ress at keionline.org
Tue Jul 16 08:36:35 PDT 2013

Copyright in Europe - Invitation for Comments (deadline October 11, 2013)


Intellectual Property Strategy
The European Commission’s communication ‘A Single Market for Intellectual
Rights’outlines its plans for a number of initiatives on intellectual
property (IP). The aim
is to create a seamless, integrated Single Market for IP to help release
the potential of
European inventors and creators, enabling them to turn ideas into jobs and
A number of the proposals put forward in the communication are now underway
and others
are currently under consideration. The European Commission has begun to
engage with
stakeholders and is seeking economic evidence on the merits of action in
these areas.
On copyright, proposals that are already underway include:

Creating a legal framework for the collective management of copyright to
multi-territorial and pan-European licensing

Examining whether the current exceptions and limitations to copyright
granted under
the Copyright Directive (2001/29/EC) need to be updated or harmonised

Reviewing private copying levies
The European Commission communication also highlights longer-term
considerations such
as an optional “unitary” copyright title and a European copyright code.

Here are the four areas highlighted by the European Commission:

Cross-border access and portability of services

User-generated content and licensing for small-scale users of protected

Audiovisual Sector and Cultural Heritage

Text and data mining for scientific research purposes

How to respond

The Government will use the responses and supporting evidence to inform its
policy on
copyright in Europe and how best to influence future European proposals.
This call for views
will not replace engagement on specific proposals as they are made.
This call is open until to , but we would welcome earlier input.
Contributions can be submitted as follows:
by email:
policy at ipo.gov.uk
or by post to:
Copyright and Enforcement Directorate
Room 1Y05
Intellectual Property Office
Concept House
Cardiff Road
NP10 8QQ
If you would like further information on any aspect of this call for
evidence, please contact
policy at ipo.gov.uk
Manon Ress, Knowledge Ecology International, KEI
manon.ress at keionline.org, tel.: +1 202 332 2670
KEI is a not for profit non governmental organization that searches for
better outcomes, including new solutions, to the management of knowledge
resources. KEI is focused on social justice, particularly for the most
vulnerable populations, including low-income persons and marginalized

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