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STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION ON EUROPEAN COMMISSION REFLECTION DOCUMENT “CREATIVE CONTENT IN A EUROPEAN DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET: CHALLENGES FOR THE FUTURE”
Submitted by James on Tue, 05/01/2010 - 16:34

On 5 January 2010, IFRRO submitted a position paper on the European Commission's consultation "Creative Content Online". The consultation addresses the role of legal online markets and explores a variety of copyright management models. The main points in the IFRRO submission are:
1. Text- and image-based sector, digitisation and making available: Concerning digitisation, a distinction needs to be made between the sectors.
2. Collective management of rights: A sector-based approach is needed. For the text and images, the main activities of the RROs concern the administration of secondary uses of rights.
3. Consumer access: Legal access to intellectual property is provided through direct licensing by rightholders (publishers and authors) or through collective licensing through RROs, when authors or publishers cannot or do not want to licence directly themselves. The current legislation offers an adequate legal framework to work out practicable solutions for the digitisation and making available of copyright works by libraries.
4. Commercial users' access: For the text and image based sector, current legislation is no hindrance to the development of multi-territorial solutions. Also, the publication of books, journals, newspapers and the like is to a large extent language-dependent.
5. Protection of rightholders: IFRRO welcomes the Reflection Document's acknowledgement that the development of business models to enable appropriate access to copyright works requires adequate protection of rightholders. Collaboration with Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to address copyright infringement and enforcement issues is welcome.
 

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IFRRO response to Creative content online EC draft communication consultation
Submitted by James on Fri, 29/02/2008 - 14:21
IFRRO response to Stakeholder Consultation on European Commission Draft Communication on Creative Content Online in The Single Market
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