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Recovery and future transformation of Europe’s media and audio-visual sectors - EP Committee on Culture and Education

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Source:  Recovery and future transformation of Europe’s media and audio-visual sectors - Committee on Culture and Education During its committee meeting on the 27 May, the CULT Committee held an exchange of views on an own-initiative report (INI) recommending ways towards recovery and deep transformation of the media and audio-visual sectors in Europe. During the exchange of views following the presentation of the draft report, questions were put forward to experts who prepared an accompanying research commissioned by Policy Department B at the European Parliament. In December 2020, the Commission launched its Action Plan to support the recovery and transformation of the media and audio-visual sectors-particularly hardly hit by the coronavirus crisis. The CULT Committee has decided to draw up an INI report to give its political priorities to the executive ahead of the implementation of the Action Plan. In her draft report, Ms Melbārde (ECR) proposes an analysis of the underpinning caus

Directive on television and radio programmes - EU Commission Q&A

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Source: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/qanda_21_2824 Brussels, 4 June 2021 What were the challenges for online transmission and retransmission of television and radio programmes that the new Directive on television and radio programmes is addressing? Broadcasters  are increasingly offering their broadcasts online (for instance through their simulcasting or catch-up services). However, such online programming often remained unavailable in other Member States, even if there was interest abroad to access it. The ‘clearance of rights' for such uses can be particularly burdensome: a broadcaster needed to obtain authorisations from various rightholders, for different categories of works and other protected content, and separately for every Member State, where the programme would be available online. Retransmission services  aggregate TV and radio channels into packages. These are increasingly provided using technologies other than cable (for example IPTV), but the

Questions and Answers on the new EU copyright rules - EU Commission

Source:  ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/qanda_21_2821 Brussels, 4 June 2021 What is the new Copyright Directive about? Digital technologies have transformed the way creative content is produced, distributed and accessed. The  Copyright Directive  is a new piece of EU legislation that brings the copyright rules up to date with those changes and with the online world. It aims to create a comprehensive framework, which will benefit a wide range of players acting in the digital environment: internet users, artists, journalists and the press, film and music producers, online services, libraries, researchers, museums and universities, among many others. To achieve this goal, the Copyright Directive focuses on three main objectives: Wider opportunities to use copyrighted material for education, research and preservation of cultural heritage: the exceptions allowing these uses have been modernised and adapted to the technological changes, to allow uses online and across borders.