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

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Dear Competition,

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:

On October 25, 2016, the JRC presented a draft paper called "The economics of online news aggregation and neighbouring rights for news publishers" to DG COMP. I am requesting all information held by COMP concerning both this paper (as well as comments, analysis, position papers, memos, etc). or any information concerning copyright or neighbouring rights for press publishers.

Yours faithfully,

Julia Reda

Dear Mrs Reda,

Thank you for your request for access to documents.

Unfortunately you have not indicated your postal address 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.

Yours faithfully,

COMP ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS 

European Commission
DG COMPETITION
Unité R1
MADOU 12/47
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

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Dear DG Competition,

there are no valid procedural requirements that allow an institution to refuse registration of an access to documents request pending the provision of a postal address. I refer you to the Decision of the Ombudsman in in case 682/2014/JF: https://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/de/cases...

Secondly, the European Commission is aware of my postal address in the European Parliament.

Yours faithfully,

Julia Reda

Email sent on 21/12/2017

 

EUROPEAN COMMISSION
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Brussels, 21/12/2017

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Subject : FW: GESTDEM 2017/7593 - REDA - RE: access to documents request -
The economics of online news aggregation and neighbouring rights for news
publishers - Deadline : 22/01/2018

Your reference:

Dear Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 21/12/2017. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered
on 21/12/2017 under reference number Gestdem 2017/7593.

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.

Yours faithfully,

 

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Dear Madam,

We refer to your applications dated 21/12/2017 in which you make a request
for access to documents, registered on 21/12/2017 under the above
mentioned reference number.

Please find attached a courtesy copy of the reply to your request for
access to documents. 

The paper version of the reply will be sent to you shortly by registered
mail.

Yours faithfully,

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European Commission
DG Competition – Unit C3

Antitrust - IT, Internet and Consumer electronics

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Dear Competition,

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'.

The Commission is claiming that no information could be found at DG Competition matching the request. This is not plausible given the fact that at least one Email was sent to DG Competition on October 25, 2016 (see also: Ref. Ares(2017)6256585 )

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

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Dear Madam,

 

Thank you for your email dated 06/02/2018, 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
COMP in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2017/7593.

 

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 07/02/2018 (Ares(2018)706403).

 

Your application will be handled within 15 working days (28/02/2018). 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.

 

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

 

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Subject: Your confirmatory application for access to documents under
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 – GESTDEM 2017/7593

 

Dear Ms Reda,

 

I refer to your email of 6 February 2018, registered on 7 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,
due to ongoing consultations, we are not in a position to reply to your
confirmatory request within the prescribed time limit that expires on 28
February 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 for
your application expires on 21 March 2018.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Martine Fouwels

Deputy Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit B4 (Transparency)

 

 

 

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Dear Ms Reda,

 

I refer to your email of 6 February 2018, registered on 7 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 28 February 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 21 March 2018.

 

We are still assessing your application. Consequently, we will not be able
to respond within the extended time limit.

I regret this additional delay and sincerely apologise for any
inconvenience this 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 requests for access to documents registered under Gestdem numbers
2017/7583, 2017/7585 and 2017/7593 adopted on 03/04/2018 in the
above-mentioned cases.

 

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

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