Sunday, 24 January 2010

Creative content online - EU consultation responses

The European Commission have published the responses to their consultation "Content Online" 2009-2010 which closed on 5 January 2010.

I had previously mentioned their very wide ranging October 2009 consultation paper Creative Content in a European Digital Single Market: Challenges for the Future which covered access of consumers and commercial users to digital content as well as protection of rights holders in the light of increasing digitisation and internet use, i.e. the "information society".

There have been lots of contributions in response to the consultation, from states and public bodies, organisations, businesses and even individuals e.g. the BBC, BSkyB, Consumer Focus, European Federation of Journalists, European Telecommunications Network Operators Association, IFPI - International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, Intel, UK Intellectual Property Office, Nokia, Open Rights Group, PRS for Music, UK Film Council, libraries and other trade bodies for creators, publishers and sellers of books, music, games, films, videos etc.

We await the Commission's analysis of the submissions and their official response.

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