The Council of the EU


Julie Mattelaer

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Country: Slovenia Committee: The Council of the European Union

Topic 1: Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single market (2016/0280)

In the European Union (here after: the “EU”), copyright licenses are typically territorial and are acquired on a per-country basis, which leads to an extensive market fragmentation. To distribute content across all EU member states, a company must acquire a license in and abide by the copyright law of each individual state. Thus, to overcome the” hurdles the European copyright system poses”, it is a long, complex and expensive process. For small businesses, this challenge ...