On the eve of the initial deadline for a sweeping and heavily debated copyright consultation, the European Commissioner responsible for internal market affairs, Michel Barnier, announced a 30-day extension of the comment period. Via Twitter late Friday night (Jan. 31), Barnier cited “strong interest” as the reason for this unusual move — interest which reflects the breadth of the consultation. The initial deadline for submissions had been set for February 5.
For more, see the full post that appeared. Feb. 7 in CCIA’s DisCo blog here or: http://www.project-disco.org/intellectual-property/020714-breadth-of-eu-copyright-review-evident-in-11th-hour-extension/