A Closer Insight into Copyright related Issues in the Position Statement of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition on the Commission’s Proposal for a Data Act

Author: Carolina Banda (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition), Begoña González Otero (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition) and Valentina Moscon (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition)
Published: 29.06.2022
Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay Introduction On 23 February 2022, the European Commission (EC) published a Proposal for a ‘Regulation on harmonised rules on fair access to and use of data (Data Act)’. This legal instrument will horizontally set rules applicable to the relationship between manufacturers and users of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The Data Act Proposal assigns users of IoT products and related services a new right to access and share the data generated by their use, with the aim to ‘ensure fairness in the digital environment, stimulate a competitive data market, open opportunities for data-driven innovation and make data…