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Digital 27-04-2018

Broadcasters face new levies to fund European films and TV

Broadcasters could be forced to pay into national funds to support European film and TV productions in any EU country, even if they’re based in a different member state, negotiators on an audiovisual media bill have agreed.
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.
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Languages & Culture 12-12-2013

Belgian movie wins 2013 Lux Prize for European cinema

The Broken Circle Breakdown, a Belgian movie describing a tragic love story against the backdrop of a country music band, was awarded this year’s Lux Prize by the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday.
Languages & Culture 12-12-2013

Belgian movie is 2013 Lux Prize laureate for European cinema

The Broken Circle Breakdown, a Belgian movie describing a tragic love story against the backdrop of a country music band, was awarded this year’s Lux Prize by the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday (11 December).
Languages & Culture 02-12-2013

Filmmakers and public service broadcasters need greater political support

European public service media and European film exist in delicate symbiosis - neither would prosper without the other, write the heads of public services broadcasters from 19 European countries.
Languages & Culture 14-11-2013

Swedish cinemas introduce feminist movie rating

Some Swedish cinemas have launched a new movie rating to highlight gender bias and how women are portrayed, or not portrayed, in films.
Languages & Culture 25-07-2013

Parliament announces film prize shortlist to get Europe talking

Members of the European Parliament will vote for a winner from three European films shortlisted this week for the institutions’ Lux film prize. 
Digital 07-12-2011

Private copy: Barnier tries to crack the nut

Talks between right-holders and makers of electronic goods will restart at the beginning of 2012 to try and find a solution to the sensitive issue of levies to compensate artists for the copying of their works.