Thursday, July 14, 2011

Green Paper on the online distribution of audiovisual works

The European Commission has launched a new consultation on how best to seize the opportunities for the audiovisual industry online. The consultation will serve as the basis for a debate on how the regulatory framework needs to be adapted to allow European industry to develop new business models, how creators will find new distribution channels and how European consumers could have better access to the content.

The Green Paper focuses in particular on the copyright licensing framework, and discusses a number of regulatory approaches to licensing. In addition, it looks at the remuneration of authors and performers for the online use of their works; and deals with certain special uses of audiovisual works.

The consultation is open from now until 18 November 2011 and all citizens and organisations are invited to participate.

Go to the consultation

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