UNIC policy update 17/12/2021


    Copyright Directive

    02/12: December infringements package: the Commission calls on Romania to comply with EU copyright rules - European Commission

    The Commission has decided to send an additional letter of formal notice to Romania on the grounds that their national rules on the management of rights in musical works run contrary to EU copyright rules.

    Creative Europe MEDIA

    06/12: 12 MEDIA-supported films gather 25 nominations at the European Film Awards - European Commission

    The 34th edition of the European Film Awards (EFA), which celebrate and reward the greatest achievements in Europen cinema, took place on 11 December as a hybrid event.

    Council Conclusions

    30/11: Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council, 29-30 November 2021 - Council of the European Union 

    Proposed actions include encouraging the greater availability of original content in different language versions, promoting efficient marketing tools and film audience strategies, improving and facilitating the discoverability of creative content online in all EU languages and encouraging an increase in the volume of European audiovisual works in on-demand catalogues.

    EUIPO studies

    10/12: EUIPO study shows drop in online piracy for TV programmes, music and film - European Commission

    Online piracy has posed a significant problem in the European Union. Recognising this, the European Commission has made fighting this type of copyright infringement one of its priorities in the IP Action Plan.

    10/12: Joint EUIPO and European Commission report details enforcement results of IPRs - European Commission 

    The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) have released an annual report on ‘EU enforcement of intellectual property rights: Results at the EU border and in the EU internal market 2020’.

    LUX Audience Award

    12/12: Flee, Great Freedom and Quo Vadis Aida? will compete for LUX Audience Award - European Parliament

    During a ceremony on Saturday, the three films shortlisted for the 2022 LUX Audience Award were revealed at the European Film Awards in Berlin.

    Recent Studies

    EUIPO - Online Copyright Infringement in the European Union: Music, Films and TV (2017-2020), Trends and Drivers - December 2021

    EAO -  Animation films and TV series in Europe - December 2021

    MUSO - Monthly Film Data Insights - November 2021


    1 January 2022: French EU Presidency of the EU

    10 January: JURI committee meeting

    11 January: UNIC screening

    13 January: CULT committee meeting

    25/26 January: Presidency conference on AV in Angers

    26-27 January: JURI committee meeting