• DIGITALEUROPE speaks at Brussels Copyright in Europe Conference

    24 October 2016On 20 October, DIGITALEUROPE spoke at the ‘Copyright in Europe: Adapting EU Rules to the New Digital Age’ conference hosted by Public Policy Exchange in Brussels. The conference provided both private and public stakeholders the opportunity to discuss the EU’s proposed copyright plans as well as explore the measures to provide a balance between creators and consumers.

    Speaking on behalf of DIGITALEUROPE, Director Damir Filipovic, took part in the panel titled ‘Rethinking Copyright Rules: Towards a more Innovative and Inclusive European Society’, which examined the impact of text and data mining technologies for scientific research and teaching purposes.

    During his presentation, Mr Filipovic presented DIGITALEUROPE’s view that the exception for text and data mining should include all users (individuals, SMEs and other companies) so that all entities can benefit from legal clarity as long as they have paid to access the content. Mr Filipovic stressed that the digital technology sector wants research done via text and data mining to develop and to stay in Europe. He noted that other parts of the world are changing their legislation to allow for text and data mining activities for any purposes so that they can attract research. The first to be negatively impacted by a restriction on text and data mining would be small companies, at a time when Europe should be boosting their competitiveness.

    You can find out more about the conference here

    For more information please contact: 

    Damir Filipovic Photo Damir Filipovic
    Director
    damir.filipovic@digitaleurope.org
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