06 May 2010

EU must break down national copyright barriers, says Commissioner

(OUT-LAW News)
Piracy has created the single market in music and films that EU legislators have failed to build, European Commission Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes has said. Kroes told a business leaders' convention in Brussels that pirates had done what single market regulations could not and established the borderless distribution of audio visual material over the internet. She said that the EU nations must work together to create a legal single market in digital goods. See A Digital Agenda for Europe Neelie Kroes Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, European Business Leaders Convention Brussels, 4th May 2010.