EU Copyright Reform Paper Delayed

July 18, 2014 | Policy

18 July 2014: The European Union’s White Paper “A Copyright Policy for Creativity and Innovation in the European Union” will now be released later this year.

Earlier this year, the European Commission conducted a public consultation on a review of the EU copyright rules. The consultation resulted in more than 11,000 responses.

In June 2014, IPKat published an internal draft of the EU’s white paper responding to the consultation. Issues covered included:

  • Cross border dissemination
  • Hyperlinking and browsing
  • Cultural institutions
  • Education and research, including text and data mining
  • People with disabilities
  • User-generated content
  • Private copying
  • Identifiers and registration of works
  • Fair remuneration of authors and performers
  • Mass digitisation
  • Civil enforcement

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