The economics of online news aggregation and neighbouring rights for news publishers

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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:

Before or around 2016, the JRC sent a draft study to DG CNECT regarding "The economics of online news aggregation and neighbouring rights for news publishers". According to files released by JRC, the DG CNECT commented on this study at least in May and June of 2017.

I am requesting all information held by DG CNECT in relation to the JRC study "The economics of online news aggregation and neighbouring rights for news publishers". This includes emails, letters, memos from and to JRC as well as to other parties as well as internal communication. This specifically includes all information relating to the study in the form of communication with third parties and other DGs or Commission units. This also includes information held by CNECT relating to this study if the study was named differently at some point in time.

Please note: In accordance with the Regulation 1049/2001, I want all information held by CNECT to be included in this request, including information that is not considered important and/or was not filed, archived or registered in ARES or other systems. I do not agree to restriction of the search to ARES and other filing systems as this might result in incomplete results for the access to documents request.

Out of abundance of caution: On May 29, 2017, DG CNECT ordered JRC not to release the study "as confirmed with our [CNECT] hierarcy". I want all information - regardless of medium - about the decision making process relating to the release of this study included in this request as well as any information about other decisions to release or not to release this study. This includes notes and memos, minutes and protocols concerning phone calls held with JRC and others such as the phone call on or before May 29, 2017.

Out of abundance of caution: On June 15, CNECT was asked by JRC to provide sources and citations for some claims made during the commenting of the study. I want this communication and any information held by CNECT related to this task to be included in this request.

Yours faithfully,

Julia Reda

Communications Networks, Content and Technology

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Dear Ms Reda,
 
Thank you for your e-mail  dated  20/12/2017.  We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
on 21/12/2017 under GESTDEM 2017/7578  reference.
 
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
22/01/2018.
In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
course.
 
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that this is a private website which has no link with any institution of
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accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to the use of this
system.
 

Can you please confirm your postal address is : Parlement européen Bât.
Altiero Spinelli 05F158 60, rue Wiertz B-1047 Bruxelles ?
 
Yours faithfully,
 
ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
European Commission
Secretariat General
Unit B4 - Transparency
 

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Dear Communications Networks, Content and Technology,

the postal address is correct.

Yours faithfully,

Julia Reda

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Dear Ms Reda,

Please find enclosed a holding reply regarding your application for access
to documents under the reference GEST DEM n° 2017/7578.

With kind regards,

 

Véronique DELFORGE

On behalf of Marco GIORELLO

 [1]cid:[email address]
European Commission
DGCONNECT
UNIT I2 – Copyright

[2]Avenue de Beaulieu 25 1/62
[3]B-1160 Brussels/Belgium

 

The views expressed in this e-mail are my own and may not,
under any circumstances, be interpreted as stating an official
position of the European Commission.

 

 

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Von: EC ARES NOREPLY <[email address]>
Datum: 16.02.2018 14:33
Betreff: Ares(2018)815987 - GESTDEM 2017/7578 - The economics of online
news aggregation and neighbouring rights for news publishers
An: REDA Julia <[email address]>
Cc:

Please find attached document Ares(2018)815987 regarding "GESTDEM
2017/7578 - The economics of online news aggregation and neighbouring
rights for news publishers" sent by Mr VIOLA Roberto on 12/02/2018.

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Dear Communications Networks, Content and Technology,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request 'The economics of online news aggregation and neighbouring rights for news publishers'.

It is implausible that DG CNECT claims to have no information.

A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/the_...

Yours faithfully,

Julia Reda

Dear Communications Networks, Content and Technology,

please update me on the status of the confirmatory application.

Yours faithfully,

Julia Reda

EC ARES NOREPLY,

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Please find attached document Ares(2018)1071834 regarding "Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No 2018/0793" sent by Mr GIORELLO Marco on 26/02/2018.

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Mr Giorello,

the holding reply dated February 26, 2018 refers to a GestDem Nr 2018/0793.

However, the request concerns GestDem Nr 2017/7578.

Please confirm the status of the confirmatory application to GestDem Nr. 2017/7578.

Yours faithfully,

Julia Reda

Communications Networks, Content and Technology

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Dear Mrs Reda
 
Thank you for your email dated 16/02/2018 by which you request, pursuant
to Regulation No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament,
Council and Commission documents, a review of the position taken by DG
CNECT in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2017/7578.
 
We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 19/02/2018 (Ares(2018)951697).
 
Your application will be handled within 15 working days (12/03/2018).   In
case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
course.
 
Please be informed that the answer to your confirmatory application is a
formal Commission decision that will be notified to you by express
delivery.  We kindly offer you the possibility to provide us a contact
phone number (by email to [1][email address]), so that the
external delivery service can contact you in case of absence.
 
Please note that the Commission will not use your phone number for any
other purpose than for informing the delivery service, and that it will
delete it immediately thereafter.
 
Yours faithfully,
 
BLURIOT-PUEBLA Madeleine
Cellule 'Accès aux documents'
 
European Commission
SG/B/4 - Transparence

BERL 05/315
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 296 09 97
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Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[DG CNECT request email]>. All responses have
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Subject: Your confirmatory application for access to documents under
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 – GESTDEM 2017/7578

 

Dear Ms Reda,

 

I refer to your email of 16 February 2018, registered on 19 February 2018,
by which you submit a confirmatory application in accordance with Article
7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents (‘Regulation 1049/2001’).

 

Your confirmatory application is currently being handled. Unfortunately,
we have not yet been able to gather all the elements needed to carry out a
full analysis of your request and to take a final decision. Therefore, we
are not in a position to reply to your confirmatory request within the
prescribed time-limit that expires on 12 March 2018.

 

Consequently, we have to extend this period by another 15 working days in
accordance with Article 8(2) of Regulation 1049/2001. The new deadline
expires on 6 April 2018.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Martine Fouwels

Deputy Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit B4 (Transparency)

 

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Subject: Your confirmatory application for access to documents under
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 – GESTDEM 2017/7578

 

Dear Ms Reda,

 

I refer to your email of 16 February 2018, registered on 19 February 2018,
in which you submit a confirmatory application in accordance with Article
7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents ('Regulation 1049/2001').

 

I also refer to our holding reply dated 9 March 2018, by which the time
limit for replying to your confirmatory request was extended by 15 working
days, pursuant to Article 8(2) of the Regulation. This extended time limit
expires on 5 April 2018.

 

I regret to have to inform you that we will not be able to respond within
the extended time-limit, as we have not yet finalised the necessary
consultations. I can assure you that we are doing our utmost to provide
you with a final reply as soon as possible. I regret this additional delay
and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience it may cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Martin Kröger

Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

Unit B4 (Transparency)

 

 

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[5]Ares(2018)1821639 - FW: 2nd Holding reply - REDA - GestDem 2017/7578

Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[DG CNECT request email]>. All responses have
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Subject: Your confirmatory application for access to documents under
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 – GESTDEM 2017/7578

 

Dear Ms Reda,

 

I refer to your email of 16 February 2018, registered on 19 February 2018,
in which you submit a confirmatory application in accordance with Article
7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents ('Regulation 1049/2001').

 

I also refer to our holding reply dated 9 March 2018, by which the time
limit for replying to your confirmatory request was extended by 15 working
days, pursuant to Article 8(2) of the Regulation. This extended time limit
expires on 5 April 2018.

 

I regret to have to inform you that we will not be able to respond within
the extended time-limit, as we have not yet finalised the necessary
consultations. I can assure you that we are doing our utmost to provide
you with a final reply as soon as possible. I regret this additional delay
and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience it may cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Martin Kröger

Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

Unit B4 (Transparency)

 

 

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Dear Madam,

 

Please find attached an advance copy of the confirmatory decision taken on
your request for access to documents registered under Gestdem number
2017/7578, adopted on 05/04/2018 in the above-mentioned case.

 

Please note that the Secretariat-General of the European Commission will
proceed with the formal notification of the decision in the coming days.

 

This advance copy is solely sent for your information and is not the
formal notification of the confirmatory decision.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (LC)

 

European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG B.4 – Transparency

[1][email address]

 

 

 

 

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