The European Commission's Public Consultation on the Review of EU Copyright Rules: A Response by the CREATe Centre
European Intellectual Property Review [E.I.P.R. 2014, 36(9), pp.547-553]
10 Pages Posted: 14 Oct 2014
Date Written: August 1, 2014
The European Commission consulted between December 5, 2013 and March 5, 2014 on a wide-ranging review of EU copyright rules. This response by the CREATe Centre attempts to make two contributions: (1) the process of policy formation matters for the evolution of the EU legal framework, and so we offer a short critique of the consultation format; (2) we summarise available evidence in seven thematic areas where CREATe has developed or is developing research (term of protection, libraries and archives, disabilities, text and data mining, user-generated content, fair remuneration for authors and performers, and respect for rights). CREATe understands evidence here as empirically grounded, but open to historical and comparative approaches.
Keywords: Copyright; Disabled persons; EU law; Libraries; Remuneration; Term of protection; User-generated content
JEL Classification: K00
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