Green Paper on the online distribution of audiovisual works in the European Union: opportunities and challenges towards a digital single market

Policy field
Internal Market

Target group
All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from market participants, national governments and national competent authorities.

Period of consultation
From 13/07/2011 to 18/11/2011

Objective of the consultation
The Green Paper looks at the ways in which the audiovisual sector is changing in response to technology developments and consumer expectations. It invites stakeholders to comment on the challenges and opportunities facing audiovisual media service providers, and in particular whether the regulatory and legal framework poses barriers to the cross border availability of online services in the EU. The Green Paper focuses in particular on the copyright licensing framework, and discusses a number of regulatory approaches to licensing. In addition, it looks at the remuneration of authors and performers for the online use of their works; and deals with certain special uses of audiovisual works.

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Contact details
Responsible services: Directorate General Internal Market and Services, Unit D-1 "Copyright"
E-mail: markt-d1@ec.europa.eu
Postal address:European Commission Internal Market
Directorate General, Unit D-1
Rue de Spa 2  - Office 06/014
1049 Brussels Belgium

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Results of consultation and next steps

Last update: 16.02.2012