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The European Commission has taken what it describes as the first steps to broadening access to online content in Europe and has outlined its vision to modernizing copyright rules in the region.


  • As part of its Digital Single Market strategy announced in May, the EC has now published an agenda with the express aim of bringing copyright legislation in the region up to date. Proposals tabled by the previous digital commissioner are to form the basis of new copyright changes going forward as part of the current five-year Commission.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details the latest move by the EC to get a grip on the differences in national copyright legislation in Europe.
  • The research note picks out the main points from the published EC proposals on copyright legislation reform.

Key questions answered

  • What does the EC have in mind with regards to copyright reform in Europe?
  • What does the EC want to achieve with regards to content portability in Europe?

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  • Summary
  • A new set of first steps by the EC in the reform of copyright
  • Cross-border portability regulation
  • Modernizing the EU copyright framework


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