Document written by Volker Rieck

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Dear Communications Networks, Content and Technology,

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:

A document authored or co-authored by Mr. Volker Rieck that contains information about the "#NoUploadFilter" campaign opposing Article 13 in the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive.

Mr. Rieck publicly stated (recording: at a conference in Berlin on 19. September 2018 ( that he is writing a document for the European Commission about said campaign and its connections to North American organisations.

Yours faithfully,

Dimitar Dimitrov
Wikimedia in Brussels
Rue du Trône 51 Troonstraat
Ixelles 1050 Elsene

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Dear Dimitar Dimitrov,
Thank you for your e-mail dated 06/02/2019.  We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your request for access to documents, which was registered on
06/02/2019 under reference number GestDem 2019/0684.
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
27/02/2019. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.
Best regards,
Gitte Louise Olsen
Access to documents team
European Commission
Unit C1 – Transparency, Document Management &
Access to Document
Office address CHAR 03/021
+32 2 995 63 26
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[4]Ares(2019)1298170 - Holding Reply - Your application for access to
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Dear Mr. Dimitrov,

We refer to your access to documents application received on 06/02/2019
and registered on the same date under the above-mentioned reference

Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires on 27/02/2019.

An extended time limit is needed since different services must be
consulted on the requested document.

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit by 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 20/03/2019.

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yours faithfully,



Access to Documents Team


European Commission


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B-1160 Brussels/Belgium


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Dear Mr Dimitrov,

Please find attached document Ares(2019)1888786 regarding "GestDem 2019/0684" sent by Ms Katleen Engelbosch, Head of Unit 'Compliance & Planning of DG CONNECT on 21/03/2019.

Kind regards,

European Commission
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B-1160 Brussels/Belgium