C4C signatories with other stakeholders from the research sector, SMEs and open access publishers withdraw from Licenses for Europe dialogue on text and data mining

C4C signatories LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries), Coadec (Coalition for a Digital Economy), EBLIDA (European Bureau of Library, Information, and Documentation Associations) and ENCES (European Network for Copyright in support of Education and Science) have sent a letter of withdrawal to the EU Commission with several other representatives from the research, SMEs and open access publishers sector, due to concerns about the scope, composition and transparency of the process.

The withdrawal follows a long thread of communication with the Commission on the issue, including a letter of concern sent on the 26th of February and signed by over 60 organisations. The Commission response to this letter is available here.

A background document was put together by C4C signatory LIBER and can be found here.