Statewatch released [PDF] a version of the European Commission’s (EC) Impact Assessment on the copyright reform. Our initial reaction on it is available here. In the infographic below we look at the EC’s (lack of) assessment of ancillary copyright – see Copy explaining the beef with his cousin ‘Ancy’ here. So, the Impact Assessment draws all kinds of conclusions on ancillary copyright, while NO ONE CAN SEE THE RESULTS OF THE CONSULTATION WHICH CLOSED ON 15 JUNE 2016. There is not even a synopsis report available. C4C for example knows that looking at the 2819 responses we collected, there was a resounding NO to ancillary copyright.
- Communia – EU Commission: Yes, we will create new ancillary copyright for news publishers, but please stop calling it a “link tax”
- Netzpolitik – Neuer Leak, neues Leid: Kommission plant weiterhin Leistungsschutzrecht im EU-Urheberrecht
- IGEL – Leaked Impact Assessment on the copyright reform recommends an ancillary copyright on steroids!
- Save the Link – Breaking News: Leaked document reveals EU Commission’s plan to mislead and ignore you in their crusade for a link tax
- Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition – Position Statement on the “Public consultation on the role of publishers in the copyright value chain” [PDF]