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European Commission Targeted Consultation on Article 17 of the New Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (Directive 2019/790/EC)

The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (Directive 2019/790/EC, the ‘DSM Directive’) requires the European Commission to issue guidance on the application of Article 17, in particular regarding the cooperation between online content-sharing service providers and rightsholders. The guidance is intended to reflect discussions that took place at stakeholder dialogue meetings, organised by the Commission between October 2019 and February 2020, at which the views of relevant stakeholders on the main aspects of Article 17 were gathered.

The Commission was unable to continue the stakeholder dialogue process due to the current Covid-19 situation. They would therefore like to gather stakeholder views on a document they have published setting out its initial ideas for Article 17 Guidance. This consultation document includes questions on the different aspects to be addressed in the guidance document, which they are planning to adopt before the end of the year.

The Commission invites the views of all interested stakeholders. They have requested, however, that individual views be coordinated through representative organisations, where possible and if desired.

It should be noted that this survey is an initiative of the European Commission. At national level, no definitive position in relation to the transposition of these provisions has yet been adopted.

Participants who wish to take part in the survey should do so by 10 September 2020 by completing the EU survey questionnaire which is available at the following link.

Targeted consultation on Article 17 of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market

Please send any questions you may have to the functional mailbox EC-COPYRIGHT-DIALOGUES@ec.europa.eu.

Further information about the consultation process is available on the Commission's website: Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market   

Topics: Intellectual Property