[geo-discuss] Texts adopted by Parliament: INSPIRE

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Thu Jun 15 10:29:42 UTC 2006

Thanks Markus,

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.


Rufus Pollock

Amendment 21


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.

Amendment 27


9.  This Article does not affect the existence or ownership of public 
sector authorities' intellectual property rights.



Markus Neteler wrote:
> Hi,
> I just received an italian posting about this Web page:
> http://www.europarl.europa.eu/omk/sipade3?SAME_LEVEL=1&LEVEL=1&NAV=X&DETAIL=&PUBREF=-//EP//TEXT+TA+P6-TA-2006-0252+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN 
> "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 –
> 2004/0175(COD))
> (Codecision procedure: second reading)
> ..."
> along with this initiative:
> International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research
> http://ijsdir.jrc.it/
> You may already know that...
> Best,
> Markus
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