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The European Commission has published details of how it intends to create a Digital Single Market in the region. The new plan sets out a number of targeted actions to be delivered by the end of 2016.


  • The Commission's plan is separated into three specific areas aimed at providing better access for consumers and businesses to digital goods and services across Europe, creating the right conditions for digital networks and services to flourish, and maximizing the growth potential of the digital economy.
  • Of particular interest to the music industry are the Commission’s plans to end geoblocking and legislative proposals for a new copyright law aimed at reducing the differences between national copyright regimes.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details the Commission's plans that will affect the music industry.
  • The research note assesses the 16 points in the Digital Single Market action plan.

Key questions answered

  • How is the European Commission going to tackle geoblocking in Europe?
  • What is the Commission planning to do about ISP safe harbour protection in Europe?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Full steam ahead for the Digital Single Market
  • Ending market segmentation and geoblocking
  • Removing the national copyright barriers
  • Taking aim at ISPs’ safe harbor protection


  • Author

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