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Online Distribution of Audiovisual Works: EDRi's answer to the EC

16 November, 2011
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Deutsch: EDRi-Stellungnahme: Online-Vertrieb von audiovisuellen Werken


Adapting the European policy to the digital environment would offer the audiovisual industry access to an even broader audience and would give the consumer greater access to cultural works. It is the opportunity to redefine a simple and harmonised framework. It is a chance to achieve a digital single market.

What creates obstacles to achieving this goal? Which interests should be taken into account?

The European Commission encourages the digitisation of culture

2 November, 2011
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Deutsch: Europäische Kommission fördert Digitalisierung des Kulturerbes


An EC Recommendation issued on 28 October 2011 is urging Member States to intensify their efforts and involve the private sector to help in digitising cultural material in order to improve the exposure and stocks of Europe's digital library Europeana.

The Recommendation, which updates a 2006 version, has taken into consideration the Member States' progress reports from 2008 and 2010 and assigns a precise target, establishing a minimum content contribution for each state so as to reach 30 million objects

ENDitorial: Belgian music industry acts to undermine copyright law

19 October, 2011
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Deutsch: ENDitorial: Belgische Musikindustrie versucht Urheberrecht zu untergraben


We have all heard the music industry make claims about the vast amount of "piracy" going on, such as the estimation that from 2008 to 2015, the music industry was going to lose an amount equivalent to the combined national debt of Greece and Italy. The ever-impartial European Commission has been similarly apocalyptic in its analysis of the situation - describing illegal filesharing as "ubiquitous" in its report on application of the IPR Enforcement Directive.

ENDitorial: Countries start signing ACTA, preparatory docs still secret

5 October, 2011
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Deutsch: ENDitorial: Partner unterzeichnen ACTA, zahlreiche Dokumente noch imme...


Last weekend, some of the EU's ACTA "partners" started the process of acceding to the Agreement (US, Canada, Singapore, Australia, South Korea, Japan and Morocco). Due to the controversial nature of the Agreement, this is happening in different legal processes and at different speeds in different countries.

German politician caught in its own two-strike model trap

5 October, 2011
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Deutsch: Deutscher Politiker tappt in eigene 2-Strikes-Falle


Siegfried Kauder, Chairman of the Legal Committee of the German Parliament, who has recently announced a plan to introduce a two strike model for persistent allegedly illegal downloaders, was found himself to infringe copyright.

The system proposed by Kauder includes two warnings to Internet users considered to repeatedly download copyrighted works without permission after which, the respective users might lose their Internet access.

Soon after having announced its plan, Kauder was found to infringe copyright by posting on his

Italian draft law suggests a "one strike" law for copyright infringement

21 September, 2011
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Deutsch: Italien plant One-Strike-Gesetz gegen Copyright-Verstöße


A group of the Italian parliamentarians has recently introduced a draft law which could basically block the freedom of expression and access to information in Italy.

The draft law, which includes two articles, stipulates that an Internet user may be banned to access the Internet based on a simple notification from "any interested person" about an alleged copyright infringement.

New rules on term of protection of music recordings

21 September, 2011
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Deutsch: Neue Schutzfristen für Tonaufnahmen


On 12 September 2011, the Council adopted, by a qualified majority, a Directive that extends the term of protection of the rights of performers and phonogram producers on music recordings from 50 to 70 years.

According to the Council press release, the Directive is necessary to ensure that performers will have protection on their works during their entire lifetime.

However, it is unlikely that this term extension will benefit the vast majority performers, while the broader economic effects are, at best, unproven.

EP study on "Consumer Behaviour in a Digital Environment"

7 September, 2011
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Deutsch: EP-Studie zum "Verbraucherverhalten im digitalen Umfeld"


The European Parliament (EP) has published a study on "Consumer Behaviour in a Digital environment" that it commissioned from London School of Economics (LSE). The study involved a limited stakeholder consultation, which included an extensive exchange of views with EDRi and also looked at existing literature and market developments.

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