- Audiovisual Media Services Directive
Directive 2010/13/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 March 2010 on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the provision of audiovisual media services
- Universal Service Directive
Directive 2002/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on universal service and users' rights relating to electronic communications networks and services
- ePrivacy Directive
Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector
- Proposal of General Data Protection Regulation
COM(2012) 11 final
Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data
- Data Protection Directive
Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data
- E-commerce Directive
Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2000 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal Market ('Directive on electronic commerce')
- Green Paper on the online distribution of audiovisual works in the European Union: opportunities and challenges towards a digital single market
- Green Paper on the convergence of the telecommunications, media and information technology sectors and the implications for regulation
European Commission, 12/1997
This paper analyses the convergence phenomenon – its technological underpinnings, current developments, and their possible impact on the telecommunications, media and information technology sectors. Actual and potential barriers are identified in market, industrial and regulatory area. Existing and possible future regulatory frameworks or approaches are discussed.
- ICT – Information and Communications technologies, Work programme 2013
European Commission, 7/2012
This document defines the priorities for calls for proposals closing in 2013 and the criteria that will be used for evaluating the proposals responding to these calls within work programme for the ICT theme of the FP7 Specific Programme 'Cooperation'.
- First Report on the Application of Articles 13, 16 and 17 of Directive 2010/13/EU for the period 2009-2010 Promotion of European works in EU scheduled and on-demand audiovisual media services, COM/2012/0522
This report is drawn up pursuant to Article 13(3) and Article 16(3) of Directive 2010/13/EU (‘AVMSD’). The report is based both on the data which had to be provided by the Member States by December 2011 and on an independent study which was conducted in 2011.
- Digital opportunities for distribution and financing of European films in the EU digital market
Joint Statement by former Vice President Kroes (Digital Agenda) and former Commissioner Vassiliou (Education, Culture, Multilingualism & Youth) following MIPCOM roundtable in Cannes with representatives of the film industry – including distributors, film directors, producers, broadcasters and telecom operators – to discuss the opportunities created by the digital revolution for the distribution and financing of European films in the EU digital market.
- Communication on reviewing the interoperability of digital interactive television services
- Digital Agenda
- Connecting Europe Facility
- EU's spectrum policy framework
- A renewed EU strategy 2011-14 for Corporate Social Responsibility, communication
European Commission, 10/2011
- Why we need a sound Do-Not–Track standard for privacy online
European Commission, 1/2012
- Digital Agenda: New strategy for safer internet and better internet content for children and teenagers
European Commission, 5/2012
Reports and Studies
- The ICT Landscape in BRICS Countries: Brazil, India, China
Jean Paul Simon, 9/2011
The report describes, for each of the three countries (Brazil, India, China), its ICT sector, and gives a company level assessment. It also analyses Indian ICT R&D strategies, and assesses the innovation model. In 2010, BRIC countries accounted for 13% of global demand, with spending of about EUR 328 billion in ICT (EITO, 2011).
- The Dynamics of the Media and Content Industries: A Synthesis
Jean Paul Simon, 11/2012
This report deals with the evolution of the media and contents sector towards a digital world. In its broad focus it explores disruptions and positive changes in the market, new interactions between legacy players and new entrants, core economic issues such as the costs structure and the mechanisms of value creation, business models, patterns of consumption and production, infrastructure, regulatory and policy issues, funding of creation and protection of creation as well as protection of consumers and competition.
- Statistical, Ecosystems and Competitiveness Analysis of the Media and Content Industries: European Television in the New Media Landscape
Esteve Sanz, 11/2012
This report offers an in-depth analysis of the major cultural economic developments in the broadcasting industry, taking as the entry point the transformations related to the Internet and digitization.
- The Digital Shift in the Media and Content Industries: Policy Brief
Jean Paul Simon and Marc Bogdanowicz, 1/2013
This policy brief offers a structured review of the major transformations the MCI industries have been going through. It provides some figures showing the significance of the MCI industries, follows the digital shifts and its impact and reviews the policies.
- Statistical, ecosystems and competitiveness analysis of the media and content industries: The media and content industries. A quantitative overview
Andra Leurdijk, Silvain de Munck, Tijs van den Broek, Arjanna van der Plas, Walter Manshanden, Elmer Rietveld, 4/2012
This report offers a quantitative statistical approach to the Media and Content Industries (MCI). The official data sources consulted include Eurostat data for EU Member States, the OECD and national statistical offices. In addition, the report draws on a number of non-official sources. The study contains an economic profile of the Media and Content Industries for the individual EU Member States and for the US, Japan, India and China.
- Statistical, Ecosystems and Competitiveness Analysis of the Media and Content Industries: The Film Sector
Sophie De Vinck, Sven Lindmark, 6/2012
This report offers an in-depth analysis of the major economic developments of the film industry. Analysis focuses on production, distribution and exhibition of feature films. The report introduces the sector and its main economic, cultural, technological and regulatory features, analyses the value network of the European film industry in a global perspective, identifying specific strengths and weaknesses, analyses how the film industry and its value network are being transformed as a result of the on-going digitalisation process and confronts the strengths and weaknesses of the European film industry and the opportunities and challenges posed by digitalisation.