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


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


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



content and licensing for small-scale users of protected material


Audiovisual sector

and cultural heritage institutions



and data mining

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