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Saturday, December 06, 2008

ALPSP comment on the EU green paper

The ALPSP has released its comment its on the EU green paper, Copyright in the Knowledge Economy.  Excerpt:

...ALPSP notes that there are already many activities and initiatives underway utilizing new technology to facilitate greater and easier access which are being strongly supported by all stakeholders, including rightsholders, libraries and universities. Many of these are in the early stages of development and we believe that it is therefore somewhat premature to be considering the introduction of expanded or new exceptions to the copyright legislation at a time when the technological landscape and the consumer and market response to it is changing very rapidly....