A Proposal to leverage Article 17 to build a public repository of Public Domain and openly licensed works
Julia Reda (Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte) and Paul Keller (Open Future) have recently published a white paper, that proposes to build a public repository of Public Domain and openly licensed works, and to use Article 17 of the DSM Directive as leverage to create such a repository. The white paper was presented on Tuesday during the “Protecting Open Licenses in the EU Copyright Reform” session at the Creative Commons global summit.
The white paper proposes to use Article 17 of the DSM Directive as leverage to create a repository of Public Domain and openly licensed works. In the White paper the authors argue that, instead of building their own private repositories, service providers should, to perform their obligations under the DSM Directive, work together to build a shared public repository of Public Domain and openly licensed works.
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