Making European copyright fit for purpose in the age of internet

Michel Barnier

“In 1992, we never imagined that one day we would be able to read our favourite newspaper, discover new music or watch a film  anytime, anywhere, on any device - a laptop, a tablet or a phone. We could not imagine the opportunities. Or indeed the challenges that would arise. In particular from a European perspective. Copyright is at the heart of these opportunities and challenges.”. Speech by Commissioner Barnier at the Launch event of the CEPS Digital Forum Taskforce on Copyright in the EU Digital Single Market.