Dear Ms Reda,


Thank you for your e-mail dated 25/09/2017.  We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 26/09/2017 under reference number GESTDEM 2017/5579.


In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on 17/10/2017.


In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.


Yours sincerely,




European Commission


SG B.4 – Transparency

[email address]



-----Original Message-----
From: Julia Reda [mailto:ask+[email address]]
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2017 6:51 PM
Subject: access to documents request - Copyright related studies commissioned by the European Commission


Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,


Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:


Please send me one copy of each study pertaining to the topic of copyright and related topics, commissioned, ordered, tendered or received since 2013. If the final version of a study has not been received yet, the name, title and date should be enough.


In case the European Commission has publicly released the document in question already, I appreciate a hyperlink to the resource.


The term study should be understood in a spacious way, it should include answers to single legal questions, surveys, compilations of literature, meta-studies and reviews as well as digests and analytic essays.


I want studies (as defined above) sent from and to the Legal Service, the JRC or other Commission entities and Agencies to be included in this request.


The term "copyright and related topics" should include the copyright part of the intellectual property rights as well as intellectual property rights referred to in trade agreements, international treaties, the European acquis and inter-institutional agreements.


Yours faithfully,


Julia Reda




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