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+ What would be the impact on publishers of the creation of a new neighbouring right in EU law?
These rights have existed for decades and are already granted to broadcasters, film and music producers. To also acknowledge publishers as rightholders in this long existing rights catalogues is long overdue and would have a strong positive impact because a right will provide protection against the unauthorised exploitation (reproduction and communication to the public) and provide effective enforcement.
+ Would the creation of new neighbouring right covering publishers in all sectors have an impact on consumers/end users/EU citizens?
A new neighbouring right would have a strong positive impact on EU consumers because EU citizens benefit from an enormous quantity and high quality of free independent press in Europe, which can only be maintained if publishers are able to finance the press and monetise their press products in future.
+ Would the creation of a new publisher's right have an impact on the right to link or to share articles?
A publisher's right would have no impact on anybody's right to link and share articles. These rights would not conflict with any legal exemption to copyright including citation, illustration, research and private use.
- For more information about a Europe-wide publisher's right, please visit: www.publishersright.eu