UNIC policy update 28.09.2016


    Digital Single Market

    14/09: Commission unveils new EU copyright rules – European Commission website

    Commission paves the way for more and better internet connectivity and presents its new EU copyright proposals as part of the Digital Single Market strategy. 

    14/09: Statement from Creativity Works! on the European Commission’s copyright package –CW! website

    Creativity Works! has issued a statement on the recent EU copyright rules indicating that some of the proposed measures in fact threaten to undermine the right balance between protecting creativity and investment and the interests of users, and risk leaving consumers worse off by causing production levels to fall and reducing cultural diversity.

    14/09: How Many Times Can the Internet Be Broken? #copyrightreform – Netopia

    ‘Portability: great in theory, but it clashes with other consumer interests like locally tailored content and price adjusted to purchasing power. And of course, if you want to help creators and artists, make sure their rights are as valuable as possible with as little restrictions as possible to make the agreements they want’, writes Per Strömbäck on the new EU copyright rules. 

    19/09: MEPs warn of dangers of EU Commission's copyright proposals – Parliament Magazine

    A cross-party group of MEPs have joined forces to reject the European Commission's proposal for extra copyright for European news websites.


    15/09: Commission publishes initial findings of e-commerce sector inquiry – European Commission website

    The European Commission's preliminary report on its e-commerce sector inquiry confirms the fast growth of e-commerce in the EU and identifies business practices that might restrict competition and limit consumer choice.

    European Commission

    14/09:  The State of the Union 2016: Towards a Better Europe – A Europe that Protects, Empowers and Defends – European Commission website

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his 2016 State of the Union address, before the Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, taking stock of achievements of the past year and presenting his priorities for the year ahead.

    Last modified on 26-10-2016