October 27, 2021

Copyright: European Commission Urges Industry to Deliver Innovative Solutions For Greater Access to Online Content

From the European Commission:

The European Commission has today adopted a Communication which sets out parallel tracks of action to be undertaken during this Commission’s term of office to ensure that the EU’s copyright framework stays fit for purpose in the digital environment.


Facilitating the deposit and online accessibility of films in the EU; and promoting efficient text and data mining for scientific research purposes.

In parallel, the on-going review of the EU framework for copyright legal will be completed, based on market studies, impact assessment and legal drafting work, with a view to a decision in 2014 on whether to table legislative reform proposals.

Four Topics To Be Addressed:

1. Cross-border access and the portability of services
2. User-generated content and licensing for small-scale users of protected material
3. Audiovisual sector and cultural heritage institutions
4. Text and data mining

A brief discussion about each topic can be found in the full text news release.

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.