[Advocacy Advisors] leak of EU Commission copyright whitepaper

Luis Villa lvilla at wikimedia.org
Mon Jun 23 14:04:04 UTC 2014

FYI, it looks like a draft of the EU Commission's response to the recent
copyright consultation has been leaked. Summary here:


Actual draft here:

The blog says: "From a first reading, this [blogger] actually thinks that
it is not very ambitious, and pretty aimed at the preservation of the *status

But there are important nuances in there, like:

*Civil enforcement*

According to the Commission... a number of policy considerations should be
explored further, including clarifying what intermediaries can be involved
and how, and *focusing on the 'follow the money' approach*.

That's going to be an important one for us to keep an eye on - not that
we're "the money" per se, but that sort of 'focus' tends to be poorly
targeted and catch us by mistake.

I haven't been able to read it all yet, but thought I'd share here -
interested to hear other people's take.


Luis Villa
Deputy General Counsel
Wikimedia Foundation
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