Written by Tambiama Madiega (1st edition),
On 14 September 2016, the European Commission presented a legislative package for the modernisation of the EU copyright rules, including a new directive on copyright in the digital single market. The proposal aims at further harmonising the EU copyright framework taking into account the increasing digital and cross-border uses of protected content.
More specifically, it lays down rules on exceptions and limitations to copyright protection, on the facilitation of licences as well as rules aimed at ensuring a well-functioning marketplace for the exploitation of copyright-protected works.
Stakeholders and commentators are strongly divided on the proposal. Much of the debate focuses on the creation of a new neighbouring right for press publishers, the measures imposed on platforms storing and giving access to user-uploaded content, and the scope of the new text- and data-mining exception.
- November 2016: Copyright in the digital single market (1st edition)
|Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market|
|Legal Affairs (JURI)
Therese Comodini Cachia (EPP, Malta)
Lidia Joanna Geringer De Oedenberg (S&D, Poland)
Angel Dzhambazki (ECR, Bulgaria)
Jean-Marie Cavada (ALDE, France)
Jiří Mastalka (GUE/NGL, Czech Republic)
Julia Reda (Greens/EFA, Germany)
Marie-Christine Boutonnet (ENF, France)
Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)
|Next steps expected:||Discussion in committee|