Copyright advocacy update: Smoke signals from the European Parliament

da | Mar 22, 2017 | Open data, stream

Since we have last reported here on the copyright advocacy activities that Europeana undertakes on behalf of the Europeana Network, the European Commission’s proposal for new copyright rules has continued its long path through the European Parliament.

As we are slowly edging towards spring the first parliamentary committees dealing with the proposal have published draft opinions that give us a first picture of how MEPs look at the Commission’s proposal. Currently, four Committees of the European Parliament in total are dealing with the Commission’s copyright proposal: The committee for Culture and Education (CULT), the Committee for Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), the Committee for Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE ), and the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) which is the overall responsible committee.

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