Posted by: bluesyemre | March 7, 2016

#Copyright for #Knowledge: Priorities for #EuropeanUnion #CopyrightReform


This paper summarises Copyright for Knowledge’s main priorities for the proposed reforms to EU copyright law, and illustrates these with evidence and case studies from a range of universities and research organisations (see Annex). The best research frequently takes place in the context of multi-national research projects. However, the current EU copyright framework presents legal barriers to cross-border collaboration and information sharing for research and cultural purposes. These barriers need to be lowered in order to fully realise the benefits of European knowledge. As research organisations and funders, and significant creators of intellectual property ourselves, we welcome the European Commission’s recent Communication signalling its intent to update EU copyright law, including legislative proposals to support text and data mining. We hope the forthcoming detailed proposals for reform will take account of the points below to ensure Europe’s future competitiveness.

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