[pp.int.general] Fwd: [The IPKat] BREAKING NEWS: draft impact assessment on review of EU copyright made available

seykron seykron at partidopirata.com.ar
Mon Apr 28 15:11:55 CEST 2014

Is there someone from the PPI participating in this Commission? could
be possible to send some recommendations? We could make a document with
recommendations on the draft.



On Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:38:15 +0200
Francisco George <francisco.george at gmail.com> wrote:

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Eleonora Rosati <eleonorarosati at gmail.com>
> Date: 2014-04-28 13:29 GMT+02:02
> Subject: [The IPKat] BREAKING NEWS: draft impact assessment on review
> of EU copyright made available
> To: ipkat_readers at googlegroups.com
> <http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hp3p6_GE8xA/U140gJI5DQI/AAAAAAAAEWU/JI2USlrckUs/s1600/photo+(75).JPG>
> *A bit of spice just added to Claire's peaceful morning, courtesy of
> EU Commission * Statewatch <http://statewatch.org/> has just made
> available a link to the Commission's draft Impact Assessment (IA) on
> the modernisation of the EU copyright
> *acquis*<http://statewatch.org/news/2014/apr/eu-com-IA-value-tree.pdf>.
> Is this the already famous Commission's White Paper that Commissioner
> Barnier referred to in a
> tweet<https://twitter.com/MBarnierEU/status/430618637121359872>in
> February last?
> Although this Kat is not so sure that this document is also 'freely
> available' on the Commission's website in the *Svensson
> *sense<http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/search?q=%22freely+available>,
> it is nonetheless an interesting reading considering the good deal of
> attention *[and responses
> <http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2014/04/commission-publishes-responses-to.html>:
> 11,117 according to Commission's Twitter sources] *that the Public
> Consultation on the Review of EU Copyright
> Rules<http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/consultations/2013/copyright-rules/docs/consultation-document_en.pdf>
>  *[here
> <http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2013/12/a-closer-look-at-public-consultation-on.html>]*
> has
> attracted.
> The IA is still a provisional version to be finalised in light of
> responses to the Public Consultation.
> Among other things, the IA includes an overview of the legislative and
> non-legislative policy options that the Commission has been
> considering. These are:
>    1. "*Relying on the market to improve the availability of content
>    online, on Member States to take full advantage of the policy space
>    available under the current legal framework** [= doing nothing]**,
> and on the courts **[read: the Court of Justice of the European
> Union]* *to clarify provisions of the Directives relevant to the
> development of new uses and services.*"
>    2. "*Commission guidance* *[= soft law, eg Commission
> recommendations, MoUs, white, green and other colourful papers]* *to
> Member States as well as to market players, in line with the current
> legal framework, coupled with support for market initiatives **[such
> as Licences for Europe
>    <http://ec.europa.eu/licences-for-europe-dialogue/en/content/about-site>?]*
> *and/or
>    market monitoring*."
>    3. "*Legislative intervention aimed at achieving a much deeper
> level of harmonisation than is currently the case, clarifying the
> framework for some new uses and services and achieving a more
> systematic cross-border effect* *[=
>    re-opening the copyright directives, notably the InfoSoc Directive
>    <http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2001:167:0010:0019:EN:PDF>]*
>    ."
>    4. "*[A] European Copyright Code would be developed. the Code would
>    establish a unitary title  (covering the whole territory of the EU)
>    replacing national ones*."
>  From what this Kat heard at the Fordham IP Conference last week, she
> would bet that the Commission goes for Option 2. But let's wait for
> the final version of the IA ...
> --
> Posted By Eleonora Rosati to The
> IPKat<http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2014/04/breaking-news-draft-impact-assessment.html>on
> 4/28/2014 12:27:00 pm

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