Joint Statement: The Digital Services Act – Education and Science Require Better Policy Making Procedures

The EU Digital Services Act (DSA) text has recently been finalised, bringing modern content moderation into a law that will go into effect in 2024. However, as it stands now, the DSA does not specifically address education and science in its final text, nor does it acknowledge the necessity for academic freedom in research frameworks. LIBER, IFLA, Knowledge Rights 21, SPARC Europe, and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) have jointly issued a statement calling for an impact assessment process that includes educational and scientific platforms, when scoping new laws relating to digital technologies and intellectual property.

Please visit the LIBER website for the full statement on the DSA.

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