Research report 2011 - Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

The Structuring of Competitive Markets for “Public Sector Information (PSI)” in the EU

Drexl, Josef
Immaterialgüter- und Wettbewerbsrecht (Prof. Dr. Josef Drexl, LL.M. (Berkeley))
MPI für Immaterialgüter- und Wettbewerbsrecht, München
Public sector bodies control a constantly growing amount of information which could be commercially exploited in particular by digital value added services. With the PSI Directive of 2003, the European legislature aims at promoting the re-use of “public sector information” and the emergence of a private sector for value added information services. The question of how to reform this directive under today’s different economic conditions requires a thorough analysis from the perspective of competition policy.

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