SIIA today filed comments with the European Commission’s Directorate General for the Internal Market regarding the public consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules. SIIA is working to ensure that the Commission makes licensing models a central component of the review.
Our top priority is to ensure that the licensing model is an indispensable component of the review of the European copyright framework. Our member companies, which are major employers and investors in European Union countries, have a vital stake in the copyright framework. Licensing is a critical way for both the software industry and traditional publishers to deliver high quality and increasingly varied content.
We look forward to working with the Commission and interested stakeholders on the many important and complex issues surrounding the review. We want to work together to promote the software and information industries in Europe and the United States.
Carl Schonander is Director of International Public Policy at SIIA.