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US, Partner Countries Launch Declaration for the Internet

Better Internet, Copyright

The Declaration for the Future of the Internet envisions advancing the free flow of information and protecting human rights. Creative Commons is committed to better sharing for a brighter future. This includes an open, global, interoperable, reliable, and secure internet.  Today, at a hybrid ministerial meeting organized by the White House’s National Security Council, over…

European Court Renders Judgment in Polish Challenge to Art 17


Today, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its long-awaited and highly anticipated judgment in Case C-401/19. The case addresses the Polish challenge regarding compliance of Article 17 of the 2019 Directive on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market 2019/790 (CDSM) with fundamental rights. In short, the court ruled…

CC Welcomes Adoption of AIDA


CC welcomes the adoption of this comprehensive report by the AIDA special committee with strong, cross-party support.  On Tuesday, the European Parliament’s (EU) Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA) adopted its final recommendations for a Roadmap, laying the groundwork through 2030. This Roadmap concludes that artificial intelligence (AI) has enormous technological…

CC Opposes Mandatory Copyright Filters, as Well as Using CC to Justify Them


Last Friday, United States (US) senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced the “Strengthening Measures to Advance Rights Technologies (SMART) Copyright Act of 2022.” Their bill proposes to have the US Copyright Office mandate that all websites accepting user-uploaded material implement technologies to automatically filter that content. We’ve long believed that these kinds…

Thoughts on EU Data Act Proposal


On 23 February, the European Commission published its proposal for a Data Act –  new rules on who can use and access data generated in the EU across all economic sectors. The Data Act is the second legislation in the EU’s data strategy and is in line with the Open Data Directive. As promised by…

Digital Services Act: Is the EU legislative train on the right track?


GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation"GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation" by thedescrier is licensed under CC BY 2.0

On December 14, the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) of the European Parliament adopted its position on the Digital Services Act (DSA) proposal, under the leadership of IMCO DSA Rapporteur MEP Christel Schaldemose (S&D, Denmark). What is the Digital Services Act? The Digital Services Act aims to update the current EU legal framework…

Creative Commons’ Statement on CC licenses and the Text and Data Mining Exception Under Article 4 EU CDSM Directive

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Creative Commons’ statement on the Opt-Out Exception Regime / Rights Reservation Regime for Text and Data Mining under Article 4 of the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market is now available here. We’re grateful to everyone who contributed their many thoughtful comments during the public consultation period, which has now come to…