Statement on the exemption of not-for-profit educational and scientific repositories, digital archives, and libraries from the Digital Services Act
Some not-for-profit scientific and educational repositories, digital archives, and libraries allow for the upload of content by students, researchers, and third parties. This makes them likely to fall in the scope of the current version of the Digital Services Act, despite it being aimed at commercial platforms. As a result, not-for-profit educational and scientific digital infrastructures will incur additional administrative and financial costs.
Several organisations representing universities, research performing organisations, research funding organisations, research libraries, and repositories in Europe, call for the exclusion of not-for-profit repositories, digital archives, and libraries from the obligations of the Digital Services Act.Download resource