Prof. Dr. Sebastian Haunss

31. March 2014
by shaunss

Will copyrights become the next software patents?

This winter the European Commission asked ‘stakeholders’ for their input on a long list of questions about the future of copyrights in Europe. Between December 5, 2013 and March 5, 20141 everybody – from government to business association, NGO and individual citizen – was able to submit her or his answers or comments to 80 questions about various aspects of copyrights in the digital era. In terms of participation, the consultation was a huge success: The Commission received 11,117 contributions, a record number that no other EC consultation has reached so far. Continue reading