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Digital 27-05-2016

Member states agree to let subscribers use Netflix when they travel in the EU

EU countries struck a deal on a draft bill that would allow residents to use digital subscriptions like Netflix when they travel to other member states.

Britain’s Loach rages against EU austerity after Cannes win

British director Ken Loach launched a withering attack on austerity economics which he said had led the European Union to "near catastrophe", after winning the Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival Sunday (22 May).

Digital 13-05-2016

Consumers back Commission on protecting digital subscriptions abroad

Consumer organisations are fighting with specific member states, including France, Italy, Spain and Greece, to limit access to subscriber content, such as films and music, when travelling abroad.

Digital 15-04-2016

Ansip fires back against member states’ push to limit digital content portability

European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip rejected some member states' proposal to limit the number of days of that digital content like Netflix can be accessed when Europeans are traveling in other EU countries.

Private copying in Spain: A slap in the face for authors

The Spanish government’s decision to limit the amount of compensation payable to rightsholders is a slap in the face to authors, as well as to the culture industry, writes Fernando Carbajo Cascón.

EU Digital Commissioner Günther Oettinger, Vice President Andrus Ansip and Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova
Digital 09-12-2015

Commission wants consumers to access digital content when they travel

The European Commission proposed a new regulation today (9 December) to allow residents of the EU to access legal digital content when they're traveling outside the country they live in.

Languages & Culture 17-04-2015

Lucas Belvaux: ‘This copyright reform will impoverish culture’

The planned reform of EU copyright law has caused a wave of protest among rights holders, who fear the financing of the whole cultural sector will be put at risk. 

Heini Järvinen [EDRi]
Languages & Culture 30-10-2014

Copyright reform: weak research will produce bad policy

Recent studies have echoed extremely pessimistic analysis of the impact of copyright infringement on the European economy. But these are often based on false, misleading assumptions, writes Heini Järvinen.

[Daniel Grosvenor/Flickr]
Languages & Culture 16-10-2014

Piracy, the quiet killer of the EU’s cultural industries

The European creative economy shrank between 2008 and 2011 due to inadequate measures to combat piracy. EURACTIV France reports

Bertrand Tavernier [Photo : Wikipedia - CC : Georges Seguin].
Languages & Culture 26-09-2014

Mr Juncker: please do not undermine authors’ rights

When it comes to intellectual property, few debates have been as fierce as the status of film on the Internet. Filmmaker Bernard Tavernier takes to task Commission initiatives to harmonise author rights in the European Union.

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Competition 14-01-2014

Almunia launches investigation on cross-border TV

The European Commission opened on Monday formal antitrust proceedings to examine certain provisions in licensing agreements between several major US film studios (Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures) and the largest European pay-TV broadcasters such as BSkyB of the UK, Canal Plus of France, Sky Italia of Italy, Sky Deutschland of Germany and DTS of Spain.

Competition 14-01-2014

EU competition watchdog probes pay-TV deals with US film industry

The European Commission yesterday (13 January) announced it was opening an antitrust probe into licensing agreements between several major US film studios and the largest European pay-TV broadcasters.