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Title: GSDI 6 Conference From global to local


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  • GSDI 6 Conference - From global to local
  • Workshop on Legal and Policy issues
  • 16 September 2002

Re-use and exploitation of public sector
information
Daniele Rizzi Directorate-General Information
Society - Unit D1 European Commission
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Agenda
  • Economic importance of public sector information
  • The barriers
  • The consultation process
  • The proposal

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What is at stake?
  • PSI is prime content resource
  • more and more cross-border services/mobile
  • Barriers at European level limit exploitation
  • Competitive disadvantages vis-à-vis the US
  • PSI important basis for US digital industries
  • Clear and comprehensive policy on exploitation
  • Some countries move ahead, others do not

PIRA study (Sept. 2000) confirms the importance
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The barriers
Difficulties to make European Union-wide products
  • Lack of clear rules and policies (may lead to
    long replying times)
  • Mindset public sector bodies (just buy the
    book)
  • Unfair competition (cross-subsidies, monopolistic
    behaviour)
  • Lack of transparency
  • High charges (example hedging)

5
Green Paper published 20 January 1999Events
throughout EuropeDiscussions with various
institutions185 written repliesInformation
industries strongly advocate a Directive on
exploitation
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The Communication eEurope 2002 towards a EU
framework for the exploitation of psi
  • Communication published on 23 October 2001
  • Coherent strategy for the cross-border
    exploitation of public sector information
  • measures should be seen together
  • Commission indicates basic orientation on issues
    like fair trading, pricing, transparency
  • Directive announced

Can we find a European way?
7
The online consultation
  • Opened on 21 January
  • 78 replies, good quality
  • Replies split between Industry, Public sector
    bodies and neutral observers
  • Replies generally positive
  • Issues raised financing of public service and
    position cultural and educational establishments

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The Proposal for a Directive
  • Key words
  • Facilitate cross-border use
  • Transparency of conditions
  • Avoid abuse of market power
  • Non-discrimination
  • Clear procedures

Proposal adopted on 5 June 2002 (COM(2002) 207
final)
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What does the proposal NOT do
  • The proposal does not
  • Change the existing access regimes
  • Change the level of data-protection
  • Take away the possibility to have commercial
    activities
  • Take away the possibility to charge and give
    licences

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Scope of the proposed directive PSI
If re-use is allowed (art. 3) - Format 4 -
Charges 6 - Non-discrimination 7 - Transparency
8 - Fair trading 10
Exceptions Data-protection Third Party
IPR Broadcasters Cultural/educational research
bodies 1.2 b-f
Documents that are generally accessible (1.1 and
2.4)
Public task 1.2 a
Yes
Public sector body (1.1 2.1 2.2)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Outside the scope of the directive
Outside the scope of the directive
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Conclusion
  • Create the conditions for a healthy cross-border
    content market
  • Public sector information is an important
    component of this market
  • Barriers prevent the full impact of public sector
    information on economic activity and employment
  • Proposed measures will create a minimum of legal
    security and will stimulate investment

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Further information
http//www.cordis.lu/econtent/psi daniele.rizzi
_at_cec.eu.int yvo.volman_at_cec.eu.int
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