[geo-discuss] Texts adopted by Parliament: INSPIRE
rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Thu Jun 15 11:29:42 BST 2006
A quick look through seems to indicate the text was amended as the ENVI
committee had recommended and that most of the really bad stuff from the
Council version was taken out (see examples below) so three cheers for
the Parliament (and the Commission!).
At this point the whole thing will move into conciliation prior to 3rd
Reading and so we'll need to keep track of what deals are being brokered
between the Council and the Parliament.
1. Member States shall ensure that:
(a) the services referred to in point (a) of Article 11(1) are available
to the public free of charge;
(b) the services referred to in point (b) of Article 11(1) are, as a
rule, available to the public free of charge. However, in cases where
charges and/or licences are an essential precondition for maintaining
the spatial data sets and services or for fulfilling the requirements of
already existing international spatial data infrastructure in a
sustainable way, Member States may apply charges and/or licences either
to the person providing the service to the public, or, where the service
provider chooses, to the public itself.
1. Member States shall ensure that the services referred to in points
(a) and (b) of Article 11(1) are available to the public free of charge.
9. This Article does not affect the existence or ownership of public
sector authorities' intellectual property rights.
Markus Neteler wrote:
> I just received an italian posting about this Web page:
> "European Parliament legislative resolution on the Council common
> position for adopting a directive of the European Parliament and of
> the Council establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in
> the European Community (INSPIRE) (12064/2/2005 – C6-0054/2006 –
> (Codecision procedure: second reading)
> along with this initiative:
> International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research
> You may already know that...
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