Reusing Public Sector Information - Policy Choices and Experiences in Some of the Member States with an Emphasis on the Case of Romania
European Integration online Papers (EIoP), Vol. 13, N° 4, 2009
28 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2009
Date Written: August 18, 2009
The paper addresses the issue of the commercial reuse of public sector information (PSI) and analyzes from a comparative perspective various reuse regimes to be considered by national legislators. Directive 2003/98/EC provides at the EU level the policy context in which the Member States operate with regard to reuse. The paper has a threefold structure: The first section discusses mainly theoretical issues regarding the establishment of a PSI reuse model and tries to highlight several alternatives countries have and how a certain alternative influences the growth and future development of the PSI market; the second section analyzes the provisions of the Directive 2003/98/EC on PSI reuse and discusses how this Directive was transposed into national legislation by some of its "older" members; Finally, the third part focuses on the case of Romania and provides an in-depth analysis of the provisions of the reuse law. It tries to highlight practical challenges and ways in which they could be overcome.
Keywords: transparency, access to documents, directives, law, political science, public administration, Romania, U.K., Belgium, France
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