15

toradh/torthaí

Focal/focail
Saghas foilseacháin
Réimse beartas
Údar
Eochairfhocal
Dáta

Copyright in the digital single market

14-06-2019

The European Commission presented a legislative package for the modernisation of the EU copyright rules, including a new directive on copyright in the digital single market, on 14 September 2016. Stakeholders and academics were strongly divided on the proposal. In February 2019, after more than two years of protracted negotiations, the co-legislators agreed on a new set of copyright rules, including two controversial provisions: 1) the creation of a new right that will allow press publishers to claim ...

The European Commission presented a legislative package for the modernisation of the EU copyright rules, including a new directive on copyright in the digital single market, on 14 September 2016. Stakeholders and academics were strongly divided on the proposal. In February 2019, after more than two years of protracted negotiations, the co-legislators agreed on a new set of copyright rules, including two controversial provisions: 1) the creation of a new right that will allow press publishers to claim remuneration for the online use of their publications (Article 15), and 2) the imposition of content monitoring measures on online platforms such as YouTube, which seeks to resolve the 'value gap' and help rights-holders to better monetise and control the distribution of their content online (Article 17). Furthermore, in addition to the mandatory exception for text and data mining for research purposes proposed by the Commission in its proposal, the co legislators agreed to enshrine in EU law another mandatory exception for general text and data mining (Article 4) in order to contribute to the development of data analytics and artificial intelligence. The European Parliament (in plenary) and the Council approved the compromise text in March 2019 and in April 2019 respectively. The directive was published on 15 May 2019 in the Official Journal of the European Union, and all Member States must transpose the new rules into their national law by June 2021. Fifth edition. The 'EU Legislation in Progress' briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure.

Regulating online TV and radio broadcasting

22-03-2019

In December 2018, the co-legislators reached an agreement on a European Commission proposal for facilitating the cross-border provision of online TV and radio content. The co-legislators agreed to extend the 'country of origin' principle to a limited set of online services, and to facilitate the licensing of retransmission services over the internet under certain conditions. Furthermore, at the request of the European Parliament, the compromise text contains new rules on 'direct injection', a process ...

In December 2018, the co-legislators reached an agreement on a European Commission proposal for facilitating the cross-border provision of online TV and radio content. The co-legislators agreed to extend the 'country of origin' principle to a limited set of online services, and to facilitate the licensing of retransmission services over the internet under certain conditions. Furthermore, at the request of the European Parliament, the compromise text contains new rules on 'direct injection', a process used increasingly by broadcasters to transmit their programmes to the public. The compromise also includes a change of the instrument from a regulation into a directive in order to leave flexibility to the Member States to implement the new rules on 'direct injection'. The Member States' negotiators and the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) endorsed the political agreement in January 2019. The compromise text must now gain the approval of the European Parliament during the March II plenary session. Second edition. The ‘EU Legislation in Progress’ briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure.

Legal analysis with focus on Article 11 of the proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Market

07-12-2017

The briefing paper gives a brief introductory presentation of the provisions of the copyright proposal COM (2016)593 concerning the creation of new rights for press publishers to protect their press publications under EU law. It also discusses the reasoning behind the creation of new rights for press publishers to ensure a fair remuneration and sheds light on the definitions "press publishers" and "press publications" and the scope of the protection as well as the effects of the proposed directive ...

The briefing paper gives a brief introductory presentation of the provisions of the copyright proposal COM (2016)593 concerning the creation of new rights for press publishers to protect their press publications under EU law. It also discusses the reasoning behind the creation of new rights for press publishers to ensure a fair remuneration and sheds light on the definitions "press publishers" and "press publications" and the scope of the protection as well as the effects of the proposed directive.

Údar seachtarach

Christophe CARON, Professor of the Faculty of Law, University Paris-Est

European Accessibility Act

05-09-2017

To ensure the full participation of people with disabilities in society and to reduce the fragmentation of legislation governing their access to products and services, the Commission has adopted a proposal for a directive – often referred to as the European Accessibility Act. This would provide a common EU definition of, and implementation framework for, accessibility requirements for certain products and services in the internal market. Parliament is due to vote on the proposal in the September ...

To ensure the full participation of people with disabilities in society and to reduce the fragmentation of legislation governing their access to products and services, the Commission has adopted a proposal for a directive – often referred to as the European Accessibility Act. This would provide a common EU definition of, and implementation framework for, accessibility requirements for certain products and services in the internal market. Parliament is due to vote on the proposal in the September plenary.

Modernisation of EU copyright rules: Initial Appraisal of a European Commission Impact Assessment

21-12-2016

The IA clearly defines the underlying problems and the objectives of the proposed initiatives. It relies on various recent external studies, reviews and evaluations. The Commission consulted widely and the IA appears to have analysed a broad range of options and their impacts on all relevant stakeholders. However, the IA, which is very dense, is based on limited quantitative data, which the Commission openly acknowledges. It would also perhaps have benefited from a more detailed assessment of social ...

The IA clearly defines the underlying problems and the objectives of the proposed initiatives. It relies on various recent external studies, reviews and evaluations. The Commission consulted widely and the IA appears to have analysed a broad range of options and their impacts on all relevant stakeholders. However, the IA, which is very dense, is based on limited quantitative data, which the Commission openly acknowledges. It would also perhaps have benefited from a more detailed assessment of social impacts and impacts on fundamental rights. Moreover, with regard to the third general objective of achieving a well-functioning marketplace for copyright, it would seem that some specific issues were not addressed: concerning the use of right holders' content by online services, it appears the Commission changed its preferred option following the issuing of the RSB opinion, since a negotiation obligation is no longer included in the final IA. The IA could also have given more guidance on the coherence of the proposed acts with the E-Commerce Directive. Finally, concerning rights in (press) publications, it would have been useful if the IA had provided more thorough reasoning regarding the new ancillary right.

New radio frequencies for mobile internet services

17-03-2016

While radio spectrum management is predominantly a national competence, EU policy plays an increasingly important role in its coordination and harmonisation. The EU actively seeks ways to harmonise use of the different bands of the spectrum to meet the ever-growing demand for wireless mobile broadband. Nevertheless, spectrum allocation in the EU remains fragmented and varies among the Member States. Following developments in the international framework, as well as the considerations of high-level ...

While radio spectrum management is predominantly a national competence, EU policy plays an increasingly important role in its coordination and harmonisation. The EU actively seeks ways to harmonise use of the different bands of the spectrum to meet the ever-growing demand for wireless mobile broadband. Nevertheless, spectrum allocation in the EU remains fragmented and varies among the Member States. Following developments in the international framework, as well as the considerations of high-level expert groups and a public consultation, the Commission adopted a long-term strategy for use of the 470-790 MHz frequency band. The strategy proposes to repurpose the 694-790 MHz band, to use it for wireless broadband rather than television broadcasting. The latter is to have priority in the 470-694 MHz band. Initial reactions to the proposal underline that it may have positive consequences in terms of quality and coverage of wireless internet, but may also lead to substantial costs for some parties, such as the broadcasting industry and consumers, who would need to adapt to the new technology. A more recent edition of this document is available. Find it by searching by the document title at this address: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/home.html

The Challenges of Connected TV

16-09-2013

At the convergence of broadcast and broadband, Connected TV offers opportunities to drive growth, and enhance social inclusion for all European citizens. In order to remedy lack of interoperability, some stakeholders are developing ecosystem strategies to enter new areas of content aggregation and non-linear distribution, while legacy linear TV is demonstrating considerable resilience. Several EU directives are relevant, but the time is not for a deregulatory ‘big bang’. EU Premium content remains ...

At the convergence of broadcast and broadband, Connected TV offers opportunities to drive growth, and enhance social inclusion for all European citizens. In order to remedy lack of interoperability, some stakeholders are developing ecosystem strategies to enter new areas of content aggregation and non-linear distribution, while legacy linear TV is demonstrating considerable resilience. Several EU directives are relevant, but the time is not for a deregulatory ‘big bang’. EU Premium content remains strategic and requires long-term incentive policies.

Údar seachtarach

Alain Modot, Erik Lambert and Bertrand Moullier (Media Consulting Group)

The Implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in the EU’s External Policies

14-05-2010

This paper analyses the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, which came into force in 2007, in the external relations of the EU. Particular attention is paid to the areas of international trade, development and human rights, as well as to the implications of the Convention in terms of governance. A set of conclusions and recommendations closes the document.

This paper analyses the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, which came into force in 2007, in the external relations of the EU. Particular attention is paid to the areas of international trade, development and human rights, as well as to the implications of the Convention in terms of governance. A set of conclusions and recommendations closes the document.

Údar seachtarach

Jordi Baltà Portolés - Interarts Foundation, Barcelona, Spain

The Revision of the 'Broadcasting Communication' and its Implications for Public Service Television

15-10-2009

This note provides an overview of the issues raised by the revision of the 'Broadcasting Communication' that took place in 2009. It identifies what is new in the Communication and describes the possible implications for the state aid granted to public service broadcasters in the EU.

This note provides an overview of the issues raised by the revision of the 'Broadcasting Communication' that took place in 2009. It identifies what is new in the Communication and describes the possible implications for the state aid granted to public service broadcasters in the EU.

Next Generation Networks (NGNs)

15-10-2009

The migration to Next Generation Networks (NGNs) has significant implications for the technical architecture and design of (access and core) network infrastructure, and also for the value chains and business models of electronic communications service provision. The nature and scope of competition is affected in many ways. This study seeks to highlight key NGN-related issues that are relevant to public policy, to assess the challenges that have been raised, and to consider options for public and ...

The migration to Next Generation Networks (NGNs) has significant implications for the technical architecture and design of (access and core) network infrastructure, and also for the value chains and business models of electronic communications service provision. The nature and scope of competition is affected in many ways. This study seeks to highlight key NGN-related issues that are relevant to public policy, to assess the challenges that have been raised, and to consider options for public and regulatory policy.

Údar seachtarach

J. Scott MARCUS (WIK-Consult, as part of TNO consortium), Dieter ELIXMANN (WIK-Consult, as part of TNO consortium) and Christian WERNICK (WIK-Consult, as part of TNO consortium)

Pairtnéirí

Bí ar an eolas

email update imageCóras ríomhphoist chun an fhaisnéis is deireanaí a fháil

Ceadóidh an córas rabhaidh ríomhphost duit, a chuirfidh an fhaisnéis is déanaí go díreach go dtí do sheoladh ríomhphoist, na daoine agus na himeachtaí a go léir bhaineann leis an bParlaimint a rianú. Áirítear leis seo an nuacht is déanaí ó Fheisirí, ó sheirbhísí faisnéise nó ón meitheal machnaimh.

Tá an córas inrochtana ó áit ar bith ar láithreán gréasáin na Parlaiminte. Chun liostáil agus fógraí na meithle machnaimh a fháil ní gá ach do sheoladh ríomhphoist a chur in iúl, an téama is spéis leat a roghnú, an mhinicíocht (laethúil, seachtainiúil nó míosúil) a chur in iúl agus do chlárúchán a dhearbhú trí chliceáil ar an nasc a sheoltar trí ríomhphost.

RSS imageFothaí RSS

Ná caill aon fhaisnéis nó nuashonrú ar shuíomh gréasáin Pharlaimint na hEorpa lenár bhfothaí RSS.

Cliceáil ar an nasc thíos chun d'fhotha a chumrú.