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Introduction

In September the European Commission announced a comprehensive set of reforms aimed at overhauling the current rules on copyright and increasing cultural diversity in Europe and the amount of content available online.

Highlights

  • Perhaps the most notable proposal for the music industry, and certainly the most commented on, concerns remuneration from video-sharing platforms and closure of the much-criticized value gap.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the EC copyright proposals and assesses what the institution is hoping to gain as part of its copyright overhaul.
  • Presents comment and opinion from many of the music-industry stakeholders that could be most affected by the EC proposals.

Key questions answered

  • What is the EC proposition planning to do about geoblocking?
  • Why is the EC looking to narrow the music industry value gap?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • The next step to copyright reform in Europe
  • Closing the much-criticized value gap
  • Things to like and things not to like

Appendix

  • Author

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