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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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