Licences for Europe: quality content and new opportunities for all Europeans in the digital era

Michel Barnier

“The Web offers enormous potential for promoting the cultural wealth and diversity of our continent. However, the Internet also presents a challenge for those who create such content in their work, or who make it possible and accessible by means of their investments. The challenge is to establish new models of use and distribution which allow the creativity, efforts made and risks taken to be appropriately rewarded”. Speech by Commissioner Barnier at the launch of the “Licences for Europe” initiative.