The Green Paper focuses on the role of copyright in fostering dissemination of knowledge for research, science and education in the online environment. It sets out a number of issues connected with the role of copyright in the 'knowledge economy' and intends to launch a consultation on these issues. Copyright policy has increasingly emerged as a transversal issue, involving not only the internal market and cultural policies but also information society, competition and consumer interests. The Green Paper is an attempt to organise this debate and point to future challenges in fields that have not been a focal point up to now, e.g. scientific and scholarly publishing, and the role of libraries, researchers and the persons with a disability.
Categories: Internet related legislation and IP Protection online
Making body: European Commission
Law Type: Green paper
Effective Start Date: 16 Jul 2008
Access available: Freely available