Here is some info regarding the “Digital Agenda for Europe”:
In the “Planned Actions” section, a lot of planned actions are listed:
- Action 1: Simplifying pan-European licensing for online works
- Action 2: Preserving orphan works and out of print works
- Action 3: Open up public data resources for re-use
- Action 4: Wide stakeholder debate on further measures to stimulate a European online content market
- Action 5: Simplifying the distribution of creative content
- Action 6: Protecting intellectual property rights online
- Action 7: Fix a date for migration to Single European Payment & eInvoicing
- Action 8: Revision of the eSignature directive
- Action 9: Updating the eCommerce Directive
- Action 10: Member States to implement laws to support the digital single market
- Action 11: Member States to transpose the VAT Directive
- Action 12: Review the EU data protection rules
- Action 13: Complementing the Consumer Rights Directive
- Action 14: Explore the possibilities for Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Action 15: Consult the stakeholders on collective redress
- Action 16: Code of EU online rights
- Action 17: Stakeholder platform for EU online trustmarks
- Action 18: Harmonisation of numbering regimes
- Action 19: Spectrum Policy plan
- Action 20: Investigate the cost of non-Europe in the telecoms market
- Action 101: Roaming
There’s an argument from kaatje kabelkrant (@kaatje36) replying to myself and Commissioner Neelie Kroes (Vice President of the European Commission, responsible for the Digital Agenda for Europe) on #Twitter saying:
“I’m saying Cloud IS part of the digital agenda and NO it shouldn’t be. Internet is everbody’s.“
I can’t agree with that as is as it does not make sense.
“Everyone” surely also includes Commissioner Neelie Kroes, me, Kaatje Kabelkrant, any other European, and, well, everyone else, by definition.
As the Cloud is part of the digital industry, I cannot understand why the Cloud cannot be part the Digital Agenda for Europe.
You’re arguments for and against would be most appreciated.