European Commission launches consultation on the role of publishers and the panorama exception

The European Commission launched on 23 March a public consultation on the role of publishers in the copyright value chain and on the “freedom of panorama” exception – the exception under Article 5.3 (h) of the European Union Directive 2001/29 for the “use of works, such as works of architecture or sculpture, made to be located permanently in public places”.

The consultation is open until the 15th of June and is available in English, French and German, while respondents can reply using any of the EU official languages.

The consultation can be found here