UNIC policy update 9/03/2018



    Copyright Enfoncement

    01/03: A Europe that protects: Commission reinforces EU response to illegal content online – European Commission

    The Commission has recommended a set of operational measures – accompanied by the necessary safeguards – to be taken by companies and Member States to further step up into tackling illegal content online before it determines whether it will be necessary to propose legislation. 

    01/03: Frequently asked questions: Commission Recommendation on measures to effectively tackle illegal content online – European Commission

    The European Commission has presented a set of concrete and operational measures to take down illegal content spreading online, from terrorist content, incitement to hatred and violence, child pornography, counterfeit products and intellectual property infringement.

    23/02: Liability of Online Service Providers for Copyright Protected Content – Regulatory Action Needed? – European Parliament Think Tank

    The paper looks at liability of online providers for copyright infringements. The liability privileges in Articles 12 to 15 E-Commerce Directive can remain unchanged; they seem to be sufficiently flexible to adopt to new business models, which also make them in general future proof. 

    European Institutions

    01/03: European Parliament to launch probe into Martin Selmayr promotion – The Parliament Magazine

    German official’s appointment as European Commission Secretary-General branded a ‘cloak-and-dagger operation’ that needs parliamentary examination. 

    EU Funding

    05/03: Proposed List of Instruments for the next Multiannual Financial Framework - European Commission 

    The document compares the instruments under the current Multiannual Financial Framework with the next generation of financial instruments.

    Recent studies

    European Audiovisual Observatory - How do deposit systems safeguard Europe's film and video content? - February 2018European Parliament Think Tank – Liability of Online Service Providers for Copyrighted Content – Regulatory Action Needed? – December 2017


    27-28 March: Digitising European Industry Stakeholder Forum 201828 March: Informal meeting of education, youth, culture and sport ministers on culture (EYCS): Media Advisory 


    Last modified on 13-03-2018