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Summary of the legislation

Documents produced by the public sector in the Member States constitute a considerable resource for the benefit of the knowledge economy.

Directive 2003/98/EC as modified by Directive 2013/37/EU sets rules on the re-use and means to facilitate the re-use of existing documents held by public sector bodies.

Open data policies encourage the availability and re-use of public sector information for private or commercial purposes and promote the circulation of information.


Relevant National legislation


Member States which have adopted specific PSI re-use measures

Member States which have used a combination of new measures specifically addressing re-use and legislation predating the Directive:


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