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16.04.2018

Broadcasters Regulation – What is the market impact of CoO extension?

Introducing the CoO principle creates a default pan-European license and therefore weakens territorial exclusivity. This approach does not reflect the economic realities of European audiovisual conten......

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13.04.2018

Creativity Works! calls on Member States to refrain from restricting rightholders’ exclusive rights in favour of certain online platforms; discussions on Copyright Directive must continue to resolve fundamental issues

How will the text proposed by the Presidency roll-back and weaken rather than strengthen the protection of rights holders? The current wording proposed by the Bulgarian Presidency on Article 2, Articl......

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11.10.2017

Creativity Works! urges Member States to stand firm on the scope of the Geo-blocking Regulation

We as Creativity Works!, a leading European coalition of the cultural and creative sectors, are writing to express our strongest support for the Council’s established position on the geo-blocking pr......

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23.03.2017

NEW EUIPO SURVEY SHOWS EUROPEANS PREFER LEGAL OFFERS TO ACCESS DIGITAL CONTENT

Today, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) published a study examining the perception of Intellectual Property (IP) rights amongst European citizens. In surveying the opinions o......

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02.05.2016

FILM FESTIVALS AND MARKETS – BEYOND THE RED CARPET

An interview with Anders Kjærhauge, Administrative Director of Zentropa Anders Kjærhauge is the Administrative Director of Zentropa, one of Scandinavia’s most well-known film production co......

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03.11.2015

THERESE COMODINI CACHIA MEP: EU SHOULD ADOPT A MARKET-LED APPROACH TO COPYRIGHT

In an article for the Parliament Magazine, Therese Comodini Cachia MEP made the case for a market-led approach to copyright. She wrote: “Creativity, cultural diversity and innovation could be Eur......

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27.03.2015

BASCAP PUBLISHES A REPORT ON ‘ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ON INTERMEDIARIES’

The Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) initiative—a special project of the International Chamber of Commerce— on 26th of March published a new study setting out steps that......

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20.03.2015

VIRGINIE ROZIÈRE MEP ON COPYRIGHT AND AUTHORS’ RIGHTS

In the debate over copyright, the rights of creators and their remuneration are one of the central concerns. Virginie Roziére MEP, member of the European Parliament’s Committee on the Internal......

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19.03.2015

EUROPEAN FILM AGENCIES URGE EU TO ADOPT EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH TO COPYRIGHT

The European Film Agencies have adopted a common resolution on the EU plans to reform the copyright framework. On what has become a highly sensitive issue, the EFAD urged the European institutions......

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