The Commission is itself a producer and holder of public sector information, which could be re-used in added-value information products. It needs to set an examply by applying the same set of rules that it would like to be implemented on Member State level.
In December 2011 the Commission adopted therefore a revised Decision on the re-use of Commission documents.
The decision on the re-use of Commission documents has the following key features:
As a default rule, reuse has to be allowed for non-commercial and commercial purposes
Each of these features is subject only to limited, duly justified exceptions.
The decision does, however, not apply to:
The Commission first decision of 7 April 2006 on reuse of Commission documents already went beyond the provisions of the 2003 PSI Directive. The changes introduced by the revised 2011 decision are therefore limited. New features of the improved decision of 2011 include: