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[FYI] EU: "Surveillance of the private sector ..."

Soweit ersichtlich, ist das Gruenbuch noch nicht on-line verfuegbar. 
Die ganze Materie wird vermutlich auch Auswirkungen auf Kryptopolitik 
und auf besonderen rechtlichen Schutz fuer Kryptodevices zum Schutz 
von urheberrechtlich geschuetzten Werken etc. haben.

Axel H. Horns


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                       4 . Commission takes measures to combat forgery
                       and piracy 

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CORDIS RTD-NEWS/ European Communities, 1998 

 Record Control Number : 11430 
                                Date : 1998-10-23 

Category : General policy

General Information : 

The European Commission has recently adopted a Green Paper on issues
related to combating piracy and forgery within the single market,
currently estimated to cause the loss of over 100,000 jobs annually in
the EU. The issue of this Green Paper marks the launch of wide ranging
consultations with all interested parties and relevant institutions
within the EU. 

The aim is to determine the economic impact of forgery and piracy
within the single market, to evaluate the effectiveness of existing
legislation, and to propose alternative initiatives to improve the
situation. These improvements relate in particular to four main areas:

- The maintenance of surveillance activities in the private sector; -
Technical devices for the security and authentication of legally
protected products and services; - An evaluation of means to ensure
enforcement of intellectual property laws; - The establishment of
cooperation between the relevant national authorities charged with
combating forgery and piracy. 

The consultation will run until March 1999 and will finish with a
large meeting in Munich, Germany, from 2 to 3 October 1998, organised
under the auspices of the German Presidency of the Council. The
meeting will be open to all interested parties and will aim to clarify
and develop the most important issues that have arisen during the
course of the consultation. 

Data Source Provider : European Commission, Service du Porte-parole

Document Reference : Based on Commission press release IP/98/922 of 22
October 1998.

Subject Index Codes : Legislation, Regulations

Contact Person : 

A copy of the Green Paper may be obtained from: 

European Commission 
DG XV - Internal market and financial services 
200 rue de la Loi 
B-1049 Brussels 
Fax +32-2-2993104 
E-mail: E3@dg15.cec.be 
URL: http://europa.eu.int/comm/dg15/index.htm 

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