EBLIDA joins coalition to demand better regulation principles in EU copyright review process
[ PDF version ]
On Tuesday, 24 November 2015, EBLIDA joined a broad coalition of stakeholders representing civil society, news publishers, libraries, consumers and the digital industry in expressing concern regarding the European Commission’s approach to consulting on copyright matters.
In our coalition's letter to Vice-President Timmermans, the Commissioner in charge of better regulation, inter-institutional relations, the rule of law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights and in the letter to the Member of the European Parliament, we urge them to uphold their position and to defend the rights of all EU citizens, associations and businesses to engage in an open and transparent debate.
We specifically asked the Member of European Parliament:
- to ensure that communications are not released before the end of consultations relevant to the subject at hand, and that detailed impact assessments are published before legislative proposals;
- to defend the rights of all citizens, associations and businesses to participate in open and transparent consultations on copyright;
- to continue to oppose the illegitimate introduction of new and controversial copyright for press publishers, as proposed by Amendment 343 to the Draft Report on the DSM.
Read the complete letters to:
EBLIDA Newsletter November 201914 November 2019: Find out about the EBLIDA SDG European House and how EU SDGs are relevant for libraries! Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter October 201910 October 2019: We are Committed to sustainable development and Libraries can play a significant role in advancing it. Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter September 201912 September 2019: Why Sustainable Development Goals are important for libraries and libraries are important for the European 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. Read more >
AfLIA & EBLIDA - Memorandum of agreement27 August 2019: AfLIA (African Library and Information Associations and Institutions) and EBLIDA signed a Memorandum of Agreement on 26th of August 2019 at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Athens, Greece. Read more >
Interview with Ambassador Stefano Stefanile12 July 2019: Ambassador Stefano Stefanile is currently Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations in New York. Among his previous positions, he had served at the Italian Mission to the UN from 2009 to 2013. Read more >