Works & publications
The work of the CSPLA is divided into three categories:
- the minutes of the plenary sessions, first of all, give an exhaustive account of the exchanges held within the Council in its diversity, concerning the various ongoing work of the Council and the topicality of the moment in terms of copyright and related rights, through auditions in particular. The plenary sessions are also an opportunity to take stock of the recent relevant case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Court of Cassation;
- the reports and opinions of the committees are the documents drawn up on a given topic in specialised committees (working groups bringing together all the members of the Council who so wish and external personalities), then discussed and adopted in plenary session, before being forwarded to the Minister;
- the reports and opinions of the missions are the result of ad hoc studies entrusted to a member of the Council or to an external expert in order to enlighten in independence, while consulting and hearing the actors concerned, the public authorities on a specific subject.
The difference between a commission report and a mission report is the status of the document.
A committee report shall be adopted collectively in plenary session of the Council, if necessary by a vote of its members. It therefore represents the position of the CSPLA.
On the other hand, a mission report, even though it must be presented and discussed before the High Council in plenary session, is the sole responsibility of its author or authors and not that of the High Council.