Final plenary meeting of the 'Licences for Europe' stakeholder dialogue: statement by Androulla Vassiliou
Brussels - EC/Charlemagne
On 13 November 2013, Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, made a statement on the occasion of the final plenary meeting of the "Licences for Europe" stakeholder dialogue.
"Licences for Europe" is a stakeholder dialogue in the area of digital content launched by the European Commission in February 2013. Its objective is to foster practical industry-led initiatives to bring more copyright-protected content online in the Digital Single Market.
The dialogue was jointly led by Androulla Vassiliou, Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the EC in charge of the Digital Agenda, and Michel Barnier, Member of the EC in charge of Internal Market and Services.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||SOUNDBITE by Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, (in ENGLISH): I welcome the pledges presented by stakeholders today and look forward to seeing them taking shape in the near future; through "Licences for Europe", we have achieved practical solutions which will provide greater certainty for rights-holders, a better deal for the public and more cultural diversity online; "Licences for Europe" has allowed us to better understand the reality of the digital market in Europe; its outcomes will feed into our on-going review of the legislative framework; we are actively pursuing our analysis and we will take a decision on the best way forward during the first part of 2014.