Leistungsschutzrecht für Presseverleger

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From: Mathias Schindler

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Sehr geehrte / Sehr geehrter Generaldirektion Kommunikationsnetze, Inhalte und Technologien (CNECT),

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:

Any document that relates to an ancillary copyright ("Leistungsschutzrecht" für Presseverleger), both referring to existing or proposed laws in EU Member states as well as any information relating to the introduction of such right into EU legislation.

In case documents are classified or cannot be released because of exceptions or special treatment, I am asking for the name and the reference number of this document.

I am especially but not exclusively looking for information in the form of proposals, memos, studies, notes, meeting records, letters to Commissioner Oettinger and Cabinet staff members dealing with EU copyright and the protection of press publishers by application or amendment of EU copyright law.

If information under the scope of regulation 1049/2001 is not held by DG CNECT but by the Commission, the Commissioner or another DG or Commission unit, I would like this information to be included in this request.

Mit freundlichem Gruß,

Mathias Schindler

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Dear Mr Schindler,

Thank you for your request for access to documents.

Unfortunately you have not indicated your postal address and your complete name that is required for registering and handling your request in line with the procedural requirements. Please send us your full postal address at your earliest convenience.
Pending your reply, we reserve the right to refuse the registration of your request.

You may, of course, use directly the electronic form for entering your request:

http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/...

Best regards,

Carlos Remis
SG.B.4
Transparence
Berl. 05/332

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Dear Communications Networks, Content and Technology,

as you might know, the requirement for a postal address is a bogus one that does not serve any legitimate purpose and is used as a deterrent against freedom of information requests by the European Commission. Please confirm that your request for a postal address was sent in error and is void.

In the interest of not letting you stall this request for information, I will provide you with a postal request without any acknowledgement of any requirement to do so. The postal address is

Mathias Schindler
Bundestagsbüro Julia Reda, MdEP
Unter den Linden 50
11011 Berlin
Germany

Yours faithfully,

Mathias Schindler

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Dear Mr Schindler,

With respect to your questions regarding the provision of a postal address (copied below), please find our explanations below.

On 1 April 2014, the postal address became a mandatory feature for the purpose of introducing a request for access to documents.

The decision to ask for a postal address from applicants for access to documents was triggered by the following considerations:

• The need to obtain legal certainty as regards the date of receipt of the reply by the applicant under Regulation 1049/2001. Indeed, as foreseen by Article 297 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), […] decisions which specify to whom they are addressed, shall be notified to those to whom they are addressed and shall take effect upon such notification. Replies triggering the possibility for administrative or judicial redress are therefore transmitted via registered mail with acknowledgement of receipt. This requires an indication of a valid postal address by the applicant;

• The need to direct the Commission's scarce resources first of all to those requests which have been filed by "real" applicants. With only a compulsory indication of an e-mail address, applicants can easily introduce requests under an invented identity or under the identity of a third person. Asking for a postal address helps the Commission to protect the administration, as well as other citizens and legal persons, from abuse;

• For similar reasons, asking for a compulsory indication of a postal address enables the Commission services to verify whether Article 6(3) of the Regulation, on voluminous requests, is being evaded by introducing several requests under different identities. Indeed, in its Ryanair judgment, the General Court confirmed that Article 6(3) cannot be evaded by splitting the application into a number of applications. The Commission would like to point out that, in 2012/2013, it received some 57 confirmatory requests from what it suspects to be one single applicant operating under 13 different identities;

• Knowing whether the applicant is an EU resident in the sense of Article 2(1) of Regulation 1049/2001 is a precondition for the purpose of correctly applying the exception in Article 4(1)(b) of Regulation 1049/2001 (protection of the privacy and integrity of the individual), which has to be interpreted in accordance with Data Protection Regulation 45/2001. Article 9 of Regulation 45/2001 requires the adequacy of the level of protection afforded by the third country or international organisation when transmitting personal data to third-country residents or legal persons. It follows that, in case of requests for documents which include personal data, the correct application of the data protection rules cannot be ensured in the absence of a postal address enabling the Commission to ascertain that the minimum data protection standards will be respected.

All of these considerations show that the request for and the consequent processing of a postal address is not only appropriate but also strictly necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest within the meaning of Article 5 (a) of Data Protection Regulation 45/2001, namely providing a smooth and effective access to documents.

Thank you in advance.

Kind regards,

Carlos Remis
SG.B.4
Transparence
Berl. 05/332

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 20/07/2015. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 20/07/2015 under reference number GestDem 2015/3828.

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 11/08/2015.

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

Yours faithfully,

Carlos Remis
SG.B.4
Transparence
Berl. 05/332

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Dear Sir,

We refer to your e-mail dated 20/07/2015 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 20/07/2015 under the above mentioned
reference number.

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 11/08/2015.

An extended time limit is needed as in order to retrieve the documents
requested in your application, large files have to be examined.

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 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 01/09/2015.

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

Yours faithfully,

María MARTIN-PRAT

Head of Unit

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European Commission

DG CONNECT

Unit F5 – Copyright

BU-24 00/049

Tél.: +32 2 29 65157

E-mail: [2][email address]

 

 

 

 

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Sehr geehrte / Sehr geehrter Generaldirektion Kommunikationsnetze, Inhalte und Technologien (CNECT),

ich bestätige das Telefonat mit Ihrer Unit heute, in der Sie um mein Einverständnis für eine erneute Verlängerung der Frist zur Beantwortung meiner Dokumentenanfrage vom 20. Juli bitten.

Es ist unstrittig, dass die Verordnung 1049/2001 keine solche zweite Verlängerung vorsieht und die Sommerzeit auch kein unvorhersehbares Ereignis darstellt.

Ich bin mit einer maßvollen Verlängerung der Antwortwortfrist bis zum 8. September 2015 daher ausnahmsweise einverstanden; sie stellt keinen Verzicht auf meine Rechte dar und ich verweise auf die Folgen einer Nichtantwort, wie sie in Artikel 7 Abs. 4 beschrieben sind.

Mit freundlichem Gruß,

Mathias Schindler

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Sehr geehrte / Sehr geehrter Generaldirektion Kommunikationsnetze, Inhalte und Technologien (CNECT),

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Mit freundlichem Gruß,

Mathias Schindler

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Sehr geehrter Herr Schindler,  

 

Ich schicke Ihnen in der Anlage die Dokumente betreffend des oben
genannten Antrags.

 

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

 

CNECT F.5

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European Commission

DG CONNECT

Unit F5 – Copyright

BU-25 01/072

E-mail: [2][email address]

 

 

 

 

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Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2015)3746340 concernant "R/Gestdem 2015/3828 - Any document that relates to an ancillary copyright - Leistungsschutzrecht" für Presseverleger" envoyé par M. VIOLA Roberto le 10/09/2015.

Please find attached document Ares(2015)3746340 regarding "R/Gestdem 2015/3828 - Any document that relates to an ancillary copyright - Leistungsschutzrecht" für Presseverleger" sent by Mr VIOLA Roberto on 10/09/2015.

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Note: This e-mail was automatically generated by the European Commission's central mail registration system.
Replies by e-mail must be addressed to the original sender VIOLA Roberto (mailto:[email address]).
Remarque : Cet e-mail a été généré automatiquement par le système d'enregistrement central du courrier de la Commission européenne.
Toute réponse éventuelle par e-mail doit être adressée à l'expéditeur en personne, à savoir VIOLA Roberto (mailto:[email address]).

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Dear Communications Networks, Content and Technology,

persuant to regulation 1049/2001, I am making a confirmatory application to the access to documents request registered as GestDem 2015/3828.

Yours faithfully,

Mathias Schindler

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Dear Mr Schindler,

Thank you for your email dated 11/09/2015, registered on 11/09/2015. I hereby acknowledge receipt of your a confirmatory application for access to documents (ref.: Ares(2015)3757136 – GestDem 2015/3828).

In accordance with Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, you will receive a response to your request within 15 working days (02/10/2015).

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

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note that this is a private website which has no link with any institution of the European Union. Therefore the European Commission cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to the use of this system

Best regards,

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM

European Commission
Secretariat General
Unit SG.B4 – Transparency

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Dear Mr Schindler,

 

Please find attached a note concerning your confirmatory application for
access to documents under Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001- GestDem 2015/3828.

 

Best regards,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM

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Secretariat General
Unit SG.B4 – Transparency

 

 

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Dear Mr Schindler,

 

Please find attached a note concerning your confirmatory application for
access to documents under Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, ref. GestDem
2015/3828.

 

Best regards,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM

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European Commission
Secretariat General
Unit SG.B4 – Transparency

 

 

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Dear Mr Schindler,

 

Kindly find herewith a letter concerning your confirmatory application for
access to documents (GESTDEM 2015/3828).

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Carlos Remis
SG.B.4
Transparence
Berl. 05/315

 

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Dear Mr Schindler,

Kindly find the answer to your confirmatory application concerning your
request for access to documents pursuant to Regulation (EC) N° 1049/2001
regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission
documents (Gestdem 2015/3828).
Yours sincerely,

Carlos Remis
SG.B.4
Transparence
Berl. 05/315

 

 

 

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From: Mathias Schindler

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Dear Communications Networks, Content and Technology,

thank you for your email and a happy new year.

The attached 7z document has the following output, failing to extract 2 files:

$ 7z x 51\ Enclosures.7z

7-Zip [64] 15.09 beta : Copyright (c) 1999-2015 Igor Pavlov : 2015-10-16
p7zip Version 15.09 beta (locale=de_DE.UTF-8,Utf16=on,HugeFiles=on,64 bits,4 CPUs Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200M CPU @ 2.50GHz (306C3),ASM,AES-NI)

Scanning the drive for archives:
1 file, 8824640 bytes (8618 KiB)

Extracting archive: 51 Enclosures.7z
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Path = 51 Enclosures.7z
Type = 7z
Physical Size = 8824640
Headers Size = 1875
Method = LZMA:12m
Solid = +
Blocks = 1

ERROR: Data Error : Document 8_Letter of statement and support to the Digital Eco.pdf
ERROR: Data Error : Document 9_Letter of Mr Wolfgang Brandstetter to Commissioner Oettinger.pdf

Sub items Errors: 2

Archives with Errors: 1

Sub items Errors: 2

You are kindly requested to check for anomalies in your file and/or to resend Document 8 and Document 9, preferably in an uncompressed manner.

Yours faithfully,

Mathias Schindler

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Dear Mr Schindler,

Thank you for your email.

Please find, attached, document 8 and document 9.

We kindly inform you that these two zipped documents can be opened, in our accounts, without any problem.

Yours sincerely,

Carlos Remis
SG.B.4
Transparence
Berl. 05/315

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