Internal Market and Services

Levies

In April 2008, the European Commission finalised a new consultation aimed at deepening the understanding of the functioning of private copying levy schemes set up at national level. (...)

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Collective management

The European Commission plans to propose a Directive on collective rights management establishing general rules for the operation of collecting societies. It is an initiative underpinning the (...)

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VIP Stakeholders Dialogue

The Green Paper on Copyright in the Knowledge Economy of July contained a chapter on persons with disabilities pointing out the importance of providing accessible content to the visually impaired (...)

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Out-of-commerce Dialogue

Part of the work done in the High Level Group on Digital Libraries focused on the issues of out-of-print works. In 2008, two model licenses were drafted, and the Copyright Subgroup issued (...)

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Directive on Orphan Works

The Commission Communication on Copyright in the Knowledge Economy of October 2009 suggested a series of preparatory actions for follow up initiatives in the next Commission’s strategy on IP. The (...)

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Communication on Copyright in the Knowledge Economy

A Communication summarising the responses to the Green Paper was issued in October 2009; it also suggested a series of preparatory actions as the basis for concrete follow-up initiatives for the (...)

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Effective Enforcement of Copyright

In July 2008, the Commission adopted a Communication on a new industrial property rights strategy for Europe. The Communication outlines a number of actions to maintain a high quality industrial (...)

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Implementation of the Enforcement Directive

The Directive on the enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPRED) requires all Member States to apply effective, dissuasive and proportionate remedies and penalties against those engaged (...)

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