Targeted respondents include all stakeholders involved in the publishing sector and the digital economy, in particular:
- Member states and public authorities
- Authors (such as writers, journalists, professional photographers, visual artists, architects etc.)
- Publishers of press and other print content
- Libraries and cultural heritage institutions
- Online service providers
- Owners or managers of works made to be located permanently in public places
- Academia and researchers
- Consumers, end-users and citizens
The consultation period runs from 23 March to 15 June 2016.
You can reply in any EU language even though the online questionnaire is only in English, French and German. Persons with disabilities will be able to access the online questionnaire in line with the relevant international standard, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
Only responses received through the online questionnaire will be considered for analysis. Replies received after the closing date will not be considered.
You can pause any time and continue later. You can download your contribution once you have submitted your answers.
In the survey you will be asked whether you are responding as an individual or representing the views of an organisation. We ask responding organisations to register in the Transparency Register.
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The Commission will publish all contributions to the consultation unless non-publication is specifically requested in the general information section of the questionnaire.
Replies & next steps
A short summary of the consultation results will be published one month after the consultation closes. We shall issue a report with the qualitative analysis of the contributions in due course.
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For any further information on this consultation, please contact the Copyright unit.