by Christophe Geiger — published in 2009

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Report for the Committee on Culture, Science and Education – Parliamentary Assembly, Council of Europe

This report, which was drafted for the Committee on Culture, Science and Education of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, endeavours to propose guidance to the Council in preparing a recommendation on the future of copyright in Europe. It is based on previous work of the Parliamentary Assembly on the articulation of two rights presented as competing with each other, copyright and the right of access to information, and emphasises the need to take them equally into account in the new digital environment. This clearly shows the Council of Europe’s desire to analyse the issues from a broader angle, therefore rejecting the prioritisation of different rights, which is very much in line with an approach based on striking a balance between fundamental rights.

Government, Political/Regulatory/Legal, Technological, access to information, copyright, IPR, European Union