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As European Council Adopts AI Act Position, Questions Remain on GPAI

As we’ve discussed before, the European Union has been considering a new AI Act, which would regulate certain uses of artificial intelligence (AI). In particular, it seeks to ban certain uses of AI, such as broad-based real-time biometric identification for law enforcement in public places, and to ensure that certain precautions are taken before deployment … Read More “As European Council Adopts AI Act Position, Questions Remain on GPAI”

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CC’s Engagement on the EU Data Act

Recently, we provided an update on Creative Common’s engagement on the European Union’s draft Artificial Intelligence Act. We’ve also worked with policymakers and other stakeholders on another flagship EU legislative file — the draft Data Act. The European Commission published the Data Act proposal earlier this year, as a continuation of its EU’s overall data … Read More “CC’s Engagement on the EU Data Act”

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CC’s Engagement on EU’s Artificial Intelligence Act

Beginning in 2021, the European Union has been considering a new AI Act, which would regulate certain uses of AI. In particular, it seeks to ban certain uses of AI, such as broad-based real-time biometric identification for law enforcement in public places, and it seeks to ensure that certain precautions are taken before deployment of … Read More “CC’s Engagement on EU’s Artificial Intelligence Act”

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Statement on the Introduction of the EU Media Freedom Act

Creative Commons CEO Catherine Stihler welcomed the EU’s publication today of its Media Freedom Act. Catherine said: “An independent, plural media is central to a healthy, functioning democratic system which in turn is the bedrock for citizens’ trust and confidence in politics and values. Creative Commons applauds the EU in its efforts to protect journalists … Read More “Statement on the Introduction of the EU Media Freedom Act”

Creative Commons Welcomes Landmark Agreement in Europe on Digital Services Act

After several years of debate and intense, final negotiations lasting into the night, EU legislators reached a political agreement on the proposed Digital Services Act (DSA). DSA will regulate digital services that act as intermediaries – online platforms like social media and marketplaces – and their role of connecting consumers with goods, services, and content. … Read More “Creative Commons Welcomes Landmark Agreement in Europe on Digital Services Act”

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

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 … Read More “Digital Services Act — Is the EU legislative train on the right track?”

Creative Commons’ statement on CC licenses and the text and data mining exception under Article 4 EU CDSM Directive

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 … Read More “Creative Commons’ statement on CC licenses and the text and data mining exception under Article 4 EU CDSM Directive”

European Commission forging ahead to boost public sector information and open science

  While the EU copyright reform teeters on the edge of turning into a complete disaster, last week the European Commission published a proposal for a revision of the Directive on the reuse of public sector information (PSI Directive), and a recommendation on access to and preservation of scientific information. Both of these documents are … Read More “European Commission forging ahead to boost public sector information and open science”

56 organisations tell EU legislator to delete the absurd link tax

Creative Commons and 55 organisations sent a letter to the head of the European Parliament’s legal affairs committee, MEP Axel Voss, urging him to remove the harmful and counterproductive press publishers right from the EU copyright reform docket. Last month, we wrote about the proposal floated by Voss that would take the already-harmful press publishers … Read More “56 organisations tell EU legislator to delete the absurd link tax”