UNIC Policy update 07.06.2016


    Audiovisual Media Services Directive

    25/05: Commission updates EU Audiovisual rules – European Commission
    European Commission published its proposal for an updated Audiovisual Media Services Directive. The updates take into account changes in the audiovisual landscape since the last revision to ensure that the AVMSD will provide a modernised, flexible and forward looking legal framework.

    Online platforms and intermediaries

    25/05: Commission’s new approach towards online platforms – European Commission
    The Commission has laid out its overall assessment of online platforms as part of its strategy for the digital single market and underlined the need to adopt policy and regulatory approaches that respond directly to the challenges, and which are flexible and future-proof.

    31/05: European Commission and IT Companies announce Code of Conduct on illegal online hate speech – European Commission
    The Commission together with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft (“the IT companies”) today unveil a code of conduct that includes a series of commitments to combat the spread of illegal hate speech online in Europe.


    30/05: Striking the right balance by MEP Marco Zullo (IT, EFDD) – The Parliament Magazine
    According to MEP Marco Zullo it is necessary to prevent the creation of a pan European portability license and to find the right balance that “would guarantee the rights of those who have legitimately purchased digital content, while maintaining an environment where national and local productions are not stifled by a few big players”.


    31/05: Declaration of the Necessity of Fair Contracts for Creators - The European Composer & Songwriter Alliance
    Members of the Authors’ Group urge the European Commission to assert the role of authors as the source of the creative industries, which provide 7 million jobs in the EU, by strengthening the bargaining position of authors when dealing with the first intermediaries of the value chain.

    31/05: Speech by Vice-President Ansip at the Creators Conference – European Commission
    Commissioner Ansip reiterates the need for a Digital Single Market in fighting piracy at the Creators Conference.

    Recent Studies

    3/06: Study: What future for the rules for VoD services in Europe? – European Audiovisual Observatory
    Study on the impact of cross-border access to audiovisual content on EU consumers - Oxera

    Last modified on 01-07-2016