European Council


YouTube CEO strikes out at European copyright reform

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has spoken out against the European Parliament’s copyright reform initiative, claiming that the legislation will limit free speech for fledgling content creators.  In a quarterly creator letter published on October 22, Wojcicki said that Article 13 of the European Union’s Directive on Copyright “poses a threat to both your livelihood and […]

European Parliament approves copyright reform

The European Parliament has approved controversial copyright reform proposals that will see web companies forced to pay for the work of artists and journalists that appears on their sites. The reform, which will give film and TV writers the opportunity to secure more income from internet companies, has been welcomed by groups representing artists and […]

Industry stakeholders slam European Council copyright reform draft

Both public broadcaster organisation the EBU and a group representing authors of audiovisual works have expressed dissatisfaction with different aspects of the compromise position agreed by the European Council on copyright reform in the EU. The Council’s permanent representatives committee, Coreper, agreed a position on the draft directive at the end of last week that […]

Netflix & Amazon face 30% Euro content quota

The European Council has agreed there should be a minimum 30% quota on European works in the catalogue of video-on-demand service providers, including international providers, such as Netflix and Amazon, offering services in EU member states. The move represents a significant raising of the stakes the EU’s drive to make on-demand service providers raise the […]