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FEP organises a seminar on text-and-data mining at the European Commission

Mr. Pierre Delsaux, Deputy Director of DG Internal Market, hosted a seminar on text-and-data mining, organised by FEP, on the 19th of December. About a dozen experts, including researchers and (...)

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FEP and CENL adopt joint statement on deposit schemes

The Conference of European National Libraries and the Federation of European Publishers have adopted at their respective general meetings in the Fall 2012, the Statement on the Implementation of (...)

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FEP welcomes Competitiveness Council conclusions

On the 10th of December, the Competitiveness Council adopted conclusions on a stronger European industry for growth and economic recovery. It particularly emphasises the importance of ensuring a (...)

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European publishers take note of the collegial decision taken on 5 December by European Commissioners on Copyright

An orientation debate took place today between European Commissioners to discuss the modernisation of Copyright in the digital economy. The Commission has agreed on two parallel tracks of action: (...)

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Authors, publishers and collective management organisations support licensing initiative

In a speech on 7 November Commissioner Michel Barnier suggested to focus on licensing to fulfil the needs of European citizens as far as access to cultural content is concerned. In a joint (...)

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ETIN Board finally approved

The Board of the European Trusted Intermediaries Network (following the MoU on access for print disabled persons in Europe) has been approved. Geert Van den Bossche will be representing (...)

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Commissioner Barnier delivers compelling speech on copyright

This week, Commissioner Michel Barnier in charge of the Internal market said I am not in the business of blaming copyright for everything that does not work in the Internet. I am also not in the (...)

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SNE publishes second barometer of ebook’s usages

Together with the authors’ organisation, Societé des Gens de Lettres, and the collecting society SOFIA, the French PA has published its second barometer on how French users read digitally (if they (...)

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Orphan Works Directive published in Official Journal of the European Union

The Orphan Works Directive has just been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, thus becoming Directive 2012/28/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October (...)

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Out-Of-Commerce Implementation Task Force : Making Out-of-Commerce works available in EU Member States

In September 2011, Michel Barnier, European Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services, presided over the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) setting out key principles on the (...)

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