Ancillary Copyright: Calling a bad idea by another name, does not make it a good idea

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.


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