Press Statements

18.05.2017

PORTABILITY: PLENARY VOTE FINDS A PROPORTIONATE SOLUTION FOR CROSS-BORDER ACCESS

Today, the European Parliament adopted the Portability Regulation which aims to ensure the cross-border portability of online content services within the EU. These new measures will address cross-bord......

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10.05.2017

STATEMENT: CREATIVITY WORKS! REACTION TO THE EC’S DSM STRATEGY MID-TERM REVIEW

PRESS STATEMENT FROM CREATIVITY WORKS! ON THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S MID-TERM REVIEW OF THE DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET (DSM) STRATEGY Today the European Commission has published its mid-term review o......

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25.04.2017

GEO-BLOCKING: IMCO COMMITTEE DISREGARDS EUROPE’S CULTURAL ECO-SYSTEM

Today, the IMCO committee adopted MEP Roża Thun’s draft report on the European Commission proposal for a Regulation on Geo-blocking. We are disappointed that the IMCO committee’s report has ex......

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24.01.2017

GEO-BLOCKING: CULT COMMITTEE CALLS FOR POLICY MAKERS TO PROTECT EUROPE’S CULTURAL DIVERSITY

Today the CULT committee adopted MEP Therese Cachia Comodini’s opinion report on the European Commission proposal for a Regulation on Geo-blocking. We are encouraged by the fact that the CULT opi......

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22.12.2016

INCLUSION OF COPYRIGHT-PROTECTED CONTENT IN GEO-BLOCKING DRAFT REPORT RAISES SERIOUS CONCERNS

Today Roza Thun MEP issued her draft report on the Geo-blocking Regulation in the European Parliament. We’re concerned that the draft report proposes to include copyright-protected content such as e......

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14.09.2016

STATEMENT FROM CREATIVITY WORKS! ON THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S COPYRIGHT PACKAGE

Today the European Commission has published its proposals for copyright in the digital age. Copyright is the economic foundation for Europe’s cultural and creative sectors, which employ more than 7......

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08.09.2016

CJEU CONFIRMS COMMERCIAL LINKING TO UNAUTHORIZED CONTENT IS ILLEGAL

CW! has taken note of today’s verdict from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the GS Media v Sanoma Media case (C-160/15). The verdict sends a strong message to profit seeking site......

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20.07.2016

THIS AUTUMN WILL BE CRITICAL FOR THE CREATIVE & CULTURAL SECTORS IN EUROPE

After a busy period for the cultural and creative sectors, we’re looking forward to the summer break. Yet we’re well aware that some people in Brussels will still be hard at work, putting the fina......

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08.04.2016

EUROPE NEEDS MORE & BETTER INFORMATION ABOUT THE RISKS OF PIRACY

Cultural and creative content represents the livelihood of millions of people today. Copyright is the economic foundation stimulating creation, innovation, investment, production and dissemination of......

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