August 26, 2016

European Commission Launches Consultation on Role of Publishers in Copyright Value Chain and ‘Panorama Exception’

From the European Commission:

The Commission is launching a public consultation on the role of publishers in the copyright value chain and on the ‘panorama exception’. It will serve to gather views in particular on the impact that granting an EU neighbouring right to publishers could have on the publishing sector, on citizens and creative industries and as to whether the need (or not) for intervention is different in the press as compared to other publishing sectors. The consultation will also serve to collect input for the Commission’s analysis of the current legislative framework of the ‘panorama exception’.

Targeted respondents include all stakeholders involved in the publishing sector and the digital economy, in particular:

  • Member states and public authorities
  • Authors (such as writers, journalists, professional photographers, visual artists, architects etc.)
  • Publishers of press and other print content
  • Libraries and cultural heritage institutions
  • Online service providers
  • Owners or managers of works made to be located permanently in public places
  • Academia and researchers
  • Consumers, end-users and citizens

The consultation period runs from 23 March to 15 June 2016

Replies received after the closing date will not be considered.

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Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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