Positions on the proposed Copyright in the Digital Single Market proposal

COMMUNIA’s primary focus is to advocate for improvements to the EU copyright framework. This work is guided by three principles which are derived from our 14 original policy recommendations:

  • Exclusive rights should be limited.
  • The public domain should not be eroded by legal or technical means.
  • Limitations and exceptions to copyright should continue playing their role of adapting copyright to technological changes.

Based on these principles, we have defined a list of issues (see our March 2015 policy paper on the review of the EU copyright rules).

Below are links to our writings on the Commission’s proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.

Europeans deserve a better copyright reform

EU Copyright Reform: 3 Things To Remember

The Copyright Reform – a Guide for the Perplexed

Commission’s proposal on education: the devil is in the details

Commission’s proposal on Text and Data mining: a strategic mistake

Commission’s proposal on new rights for press publishers: A terrible solution good for no one

EU copyright should protect photography in public spaces