New EU strategy to develop cloud computing services in Europe impact covers copyright aspects
On 28 September, the European Commission presented its communication on “Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe”
Amongst other things, the strategy paper addresses the questions linked to digital content, licensing across borders by rightholders and private copying levies.
All these questions should be dealt with under the initiative on Collective right management for the licensing of music and during the mediation process with M. Vitorino for private copying levies.
The strategy can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/cloudcomputing/docs/c...
An accompanying work document details the Commission’s view on private copying levies and the challenges with cloud computing and can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/cloudcomputing/docs/c...
As such, the Commission is not announcing any new initiative linked to copyright but underlines that cloud computing services should be taken into account when discussing licensing and copyright levies in the ongoing processes.
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