The vote on the Directive
“Today at 12 the MEPs will vote on the mandate to start the trilogue. I would like to see them vote against in order for the provisions of the proposed Directive to be enhanced in the future.
I would like to see in the upcoming debate the improvements of the text and data mining provision (Article 3) and the educational exception (Article 4) as well as the DELETION of Articles 11 and 13.
I would also like to know why it is suddenly allowed in the whole EU for compensations collected by the CMOs to be divided between creators and publishers. This is very bad! Yes, in some countries we already have that and this is why we have problems in SAZOR and IPF between “rightholders” and creators.
Wake up Europe!”
Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič
See also here.
The French government has a new plan for Europe that could help the EU compete with the US tech giants: the digital commons.
The International Association of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), PAC Centre for digital preservation, hosted at the National Library of Poland is holding a series of 10 webinars on basic understanding of digitisation projects.
Communia, a non-governmental organisation that advocates for policies that expand the public domain and increase access to and reuse of culture and knowledge, issued twenty new copyright policy recommendations for the next decade.
The DSM Directive entered into force in June 2019 and the deadline for implementation expired on 7 June 2021. On 23 June 2021, the Commission launched multiple infringement procedures and sent letters of formal notice to Slovenia and 22 other Member States that had failed to notify it of the full transposition of the Directive. Slovenia remains among the 14 Member States against which the Commission is continuing the infringement procedure. On 19 May 2022, the Commission sent reasoned opinions to Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, France, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland and Sweden.