At the end of the last year COMMUNIA submitted its response to the European Commission’s public consultation on online platforms. While we have not hidden the fact that this particular consultation is deeply flawed in its approach (see here, here and here), we have nevertheless chosen to submit answers to some of the question raised by the Commission via the consultation.
Our answers focus on the the questions related to the liability of platform operators for copyright infringing content that is made available via their platforms, additional layers of copyright protection, and on the open data section of the consultation. You can find our full response here (pdf).
We will continue to monitor the outcomes of this consultation and are curious to see how the Commission will take into account responses from end users who have contributed to the consultation via youcan.fixcopyright.eu and Save the Link’s internet voice tool.