EU set to move on Copyright reform

nl-04-2015-3The EU Commission is finally set to move ahead with the implementation of its Digital Single Market Strategy that will improve access to digital goods and services, and maximize growth potential by creating a level playing field for digital networks and innovative services.

First step is the modernization of EU copyright rules as the Commission looks to regulate cross-border portability and access to copyright-protected services, remove geo-blocking from Community regulation, review VAT for electronic commerce and ensure free flow of data, all in early 2016. Furthermore, it will round up its revision list with its review of the Telecoms Regulatory Framework and the Audiovisual and Media Services Directive.

The complexity and the speed of development and change within the digital sector require a careful and foresighted approach that can only be guaranteed in cooperation with industry stakeholders.