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"Fake news" strategy needs to be based on real evidence, not assumptions
Today, 26 April 2018, the European Commission adopted a Communication on "tackling online disinformation". European Digital Rights (EDRi), the Civil Liberties ...
MEPs ignore expert advice and vote for mass internet censorship
In a vote today, 20 June, the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament voted for the a Copyright Directive, which includes measures to monitor and ...
European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new IRIS Special report
Who’s afraid of the big bad data? New forms of audiovisual commercial communications in a converged audiovisual sector
Industry publishes a joint statement on the proposed Directive on Collective Rights Management
The digital industry (represented by the European Digital Media Association (EDiMA), DIGITALEUROPE, BITKOM, EuroISPA, the European Competitive ...
Proposed Directive on collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing - guide
The European Commission has proposed measures to modernise collecting societies and put in place incentives to promote their transparency and efficiency. New ...
The LUX Prize (in Latin, lux means light) was established in 2007 as a tangible symbol of the European Parliament’s commitment to the European film industry ...
Support for creative Europe - EUR 170m available
Are you the creative sort? Are you maybe a film-maker, an author or an artist or actor, looking for funding to get your project off the ground. If you work in ...
EU funding program rewards ground-breaking educational campaign against match fixing
The European Commission gives a green light to co-finance with the European online betting industry and EU Athletes an educational campaign that will help ...
Protection of video game users
Strong growth in the European video game market and the development of new media has increased the risk that consumers will be exposed to illegal or harmful ...
EBU - Eastern Partnership agreement to strengthen independence of East European media
The agreement on 2 October between the European Commission and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to work at strengthening the independence of the media in ...
The Marrakesh Treaty was adopted on June 27, 2013 in Marrakesh and it forms part of the body of international copyright treaties administered by WIPO. It has a ...
MEPs vote for 30 pct European content for on-demand TV
Members of the European Parliament voted Tuesday on updated rules on audiovisual media services, protecting children better, with stricter rules on ...
Media companies
Advertising, Marketing and Media companies in Europe
Information Disorder : Toward an interdisciplinary framework for research and policy making
This report published by the Council of Europe examines the way in which dis-information campaigns have become widespread and, heavily relying on social media, ...
Game-making for profit - Freemium, FIFA and Slot Machine Success
Gaming is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Figures indicate that in 2017, interactive entertainment - including games and its encompassing ...
Copyright rules for the Internet
The European Parliament voted in favour of a new Copyright Directive on 26 March, which is designed to bring tangible benefits to citizens, all creative ...
Euro-MPs pass controversial Internet copyright law
The EU Parliament approved new Internet copyright rules Tuesday, giving Internet platforms liability content users upload, and journalists a share of ...
EU institutions reach deal on cross-border access to online content
Parliament, Commission and Council negotiators reached a political agreement Thursday on proposed EU copyright legislation to make online TV and radio ...
EU experts urge code of practice to counter fake news
A Code of Practices for online platforms and social networks is one of a series of recommendations put forward Monday by a high-level group of experts set up ...
The Culture sub-programme of Creative Europe supports cultural and creative organisations with a view to helping them operate transnationally and promoting ...
Funding deal secures future for EU Youth Orchestra
EU ambassadors endorsed Wednesday a provisional agreement reached with the European Parliament on 25 January on future financing of the European Union Youth ...
Censorship machine takes over EU's internet
Today, on 26 March, the European Parliament voted in favour of adopting controversial upload filters (Article 13/17) as part of the copyright Directive. This ...
EU approves Swedish scheme supporting newspapers
The European Commission has concluded that a changed regime to support newspapers in Sweden is now in line under EU state aid rules.
MEPs' copyright reform proposals cause Internet concern
Plans to update EU copyright rules, including measures to monitor and filter virtually all uploads to the Internet, backed by MEPs Wednesday, have been termed ...
EU IPR Strategy "behind the times": BEUC leads calls for balanced copyright laws
The European Commission is expected to publish on Tuesday May 24 its EU Strategy on the future of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). In advance, BEUC has ...
EU Information Society and Media Management Plan 2011
In order to implement the European Commission’s work programme, each Commission department sets up its own work programme called the annual management plan. ...
Only original software can be resold, rules top EU court
The owner of a computer program with an unlimited user licence is entitled to resell the original, the EU's top court ruled on Wednesday, but not a back-up ...
Brussels mulls action to protect public from fake news
The EU Commission launched a consultation on fake news and online disinformation Monday, setting up an expert group representing academics, online platforms, ...
CJEU: access to gambling market cannot be restricted for economic reasons
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) today confirmed once again the well-established principle that Member States cannot restrict the national ...
MEDIA programme overview: Questions & Answers
The EU MEDIA programme supports the development of films in Europe and their international distribution. Since launch in 1991, the MEDIA programme has invested ...
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