Commission urges industry to deliver innovative solutions for greater access to online content

Following the Orientation debate on content in the digital economy held on 5th december, the European Commission has adopted a Communication which sets out parallel tracks of action to be undertaken during this Commission's term of office to ensure that the EU's copyright framework "stays fit for purpose in the digital environment". 

A structured stakeholder dialogue, jointly led by Commissioners Michel Barnier (Internal Market and Services), Neelie Kroes (Digital Agenda) and Androulla Vassiliou (Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth), will be launched in 2013 to seek to deliver rapid progress in four areas through practical industry-led solutions. 

Results of the dialogue will be presented by the end of 2013.

Issues to be addressed by the stakeholder dialogue:

·                    Cross-border access and the portability of services

·                    User-generated content and licensing for small-scale users of protected material

·                    Audiovisual sector and cultural heritage institutions

·                    Text and data mining

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