Friday, 14 October 2011

EU Digital Single Market

In July 2011 I wrote about how Mario Monti confronted the lack of an EU Digital Single Market. I looked at how Monti's proposals became a part of the Europe 2020 growth strategy (EU2020) and its flagship initiative A Digital Agenda for Europe.

Various aspects of the Digital Agenda, including the Digital Single Market, are covered in the blog posts mentioned in my 17 July and 24 July roundups.

Consultation on distribution of audiovisual works

One of the issues with relevance for the Digital Agenda is the ongoing consultation on the green paper concerning the distribution of audiovisual works in the European Union. Issues relating to the single market, as well as copyright and neighbouring rights are handled by the Commission DG for the internal market and services, so this is where you find the needed information. The deadline for contributions is 18 November 2011.

The Green paper on the online distribution of audiovisual works in the EU is available in 22 official EU languages; the English pdf version:

GREEN PAPER on the online distribution of audiovisual works in the European Union: opportunities and challenges towards a digital single market; Brussels, 13.7.2011 COM(2011) 427 final (19 pages)

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Ralf Grahn