European Commission looking into the relationship between the creative sector and digital platforms

In a recent speech at the University of Strasbourg on the future of copyright reform, Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip underlined, amongst other things, that the Commission is looking into the relationship between the creative sector and digital platforms. The Commission has opened a public consultation to gather everyone's views on the role of platforms, including “the growing involvement of internet intermediaries in distributing content”. He has asked for contributions to this consultation, which is open until the end of the year. Given the importance of this issue for magazine publishers, EMMA is currently preparing a response, and is also encouraging its members to do so.

Mr Ansip stressed that the Commission does not want to destroy current copyright policies or overhaul them completely, but rather the goal is to update the system so that it is in sync with today’s digital reality. He also said that the goal of these reforms will be to “stimulate cultural diversity” and create “new opportunities for creators and the content industry. The Commission is set to present its reform plans in a strategy paper on 9 December.


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