03 January 2008

EU - Creative Content Online in Europe's Single Market

The Commission has adopted a Communication on "Creative Content Online in Europe's Single Market". In the Communication, the Commission identifies four main, horizontal challenges which merit further action at EU-level:
  • Availability of creative content – Owners of creative content are sometimes reluctant to make it available for online distribution.
  • Multi-territory licensing for creative content.
  • Interoperability and transparency of Digital Rights Management systems (DRMs).
  • Legal offers and piracy.
The Commission is launching a public consultation in order to prepare – by mid 2008 – an EU Recommendation on Creative Content Online for adoption by the European Parliament and the Council. Stakeholders are invited to comment on today's Communication by 29 February 2008. In addition, the Commission will set up the "Content Online Platform", a stakeholders' forum.