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    Radical proposals in the EC’s consultation on audiovisual media services

Radical proposals in the EC’s consultation on audiovisual media services

Not everyone at the European Commission is consumed by the Greek crisis. Some are even making radical policies to promote the Single Market in the media sector. LSE’s Sally Broughton Micova explains some of proposals in the recently launched consultation on audiovisual media services arguing that civil society should contribute ideas on how to promote independence of media regulators.

On Monday 6 July the […]

Digital skills for European citizens and consumers

Professor Sonia Livingstone spoke today on ‘Digital Skills for European Citizens and Consumers’ at the opening workshop, “Digital Skills for a Digital Single Market” , chaired by Roberto Viola, Deputy Director-General of DG Connect, at the Digital Assembly in Riga. To follow the conference on Twitter use the hashtags #DA15eu and #DA15eskills, and to contribute to the conversation about digital […]

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    EU Digital Single Market Strategy – high priority, but the political choices are yet to come

EU Digital Single Market Strategy – high priority, but the political choices are yet to come

LSE’s Professor Robin Mansell assesses the European Commission’s new Digital Single Market strategy, launched last week, looking at its goals, strengths, limitations and chances of success. 

The Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy for Europe, launched 6 May 2015, is ambitious and comprehensive. The aim is to position Europe as a world leader in the digital economy. It is a big […]

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    Digital Single Market Strategy: Implications for European audiovisual content

Digital Single Market Strategy: Implications for European audiovisual content

Yesterday, the European Commission (EC) announced its Digital Single Market strategy. LSE’s Sally Broughton Micova looks at the implications of the new strategy for European audiovisual content.

There were no real surprises when European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip and Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Günther H.Oettinger stood on the podium together yesterday to launch the EC’s Digital Single Market […]

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    European Commission announces radical copyright overhaul for cross-border content

European Commission announces radical copyright overhaul for cross-border content

Yesterday, the European Commission (EC) announced its Digital Single Market strategy, which LSE Visiting Fellow Monica Horten describes as an attempt by the Commission to change the way it addresses Internet policymaking. Here, she assesses what the announcement means for copyright in the European Union.

The European Commission announced yesterday radical plans to overhaul copyright policy. The proposals focus on […]

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    The EC’s Digital Single Market strategy: implications for territorial licensing of audio-visual rights, geo-blocking and public broadcasting

The EC’s Digital Single Market strategy: implications for territorial licensing of audio-visual rights, geo-blocking and public broadcasting

The European Commission published its Digital Single Market strategy today. One of the key priorities this sets out is to prohibit unjustified ‘geo-blocking’ – practices and technologies which prevent access to online services located in other Member States, such as streaming of audio-visual content. In relation to audio-visual services, this policy – which content providers fear will undermine their business […]

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    Digital Single Market strategy: geo-blocking, copyright, and AVMS implications

Digital Single Market strategy: geo-blocking, copyright, and AVMS implications

Recently the European Commission’s draft Digital Single Market strategy and evidence file were leaked and obtained by Politico. The document has been prepared under the aegis of Commissioner Ansip, Commissioner Vice President with responsibility for the Digital Single Market, one of the key areas identified in the Commission President’s Political Guidelines. Ahead of the official launch date of 6 […]

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    Digital Single Market strategy shouldn’t go ‘over the top’ with regard to future regulation of OTT services

Digital Single Market strategy shouldn’t go ‘over the top’ with regard to future regulation of OTT services

Last week, a draft of the European Commission’s Digital Single Market strategy and evidence file were leaked and obtained by Politico. Inge Graef, who researches the intersection between personal data and competition law on online media platforms at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT at KU Leuven, looks at the implications of the leaked document for ‘over-the-top’ players.

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