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Of course, you will remember the Public Consultation on the Review of EU Copyright Rules [here], which the Commission launched back in December and closed on 5 March last.
Although the official numbers have not been published yet, this Kat saw on Twitter [disclaimer: not an official EU law & policy source (yet)] that the Consultation appears to have attracted 11,117 responses [Merpel wonders how many responses the Commission expected, since initially the Consultation was scheduled to remain open for just two months?].
A task-force of 15 zealous people is also rumoured to have dealt with them [this would mean that each person has taken care of over 740 responses: can that be true?]
The summary results should be published soon, even if it is most likely that when that time comes EU copyright enthusiasts will have already read and memorised all the available responses.
What's next anyway? As this Kat's favourite Commissioner, ie Michel Barnier, tweeted back in February, the Commission is planning to release a White Paper [this should be in June] aimed at identifying solutions to the problems emerged from the Consultation where and if problems exist.