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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 30% Euro content rules for VOD

The European Parliament has approved new rules for audiovisual media services, which include a 30% European content quota for video-on-demand platforms. The quota is designed to support cultural diversity of the European audiovisual sector and is one part of the revised legislation, which will apply to broadcasters and online services like Netflix, YouTube and Facebook. […]

Analysis – the next steps for the Digital Single Market reforms

Ingrid Silver from media law firm Reed Smith cast legal eye over why the European Parliament isn’t supporting Digital Single Market proposals and change the core programme distribution. Since May 2015, the European Commission has been driving forward its Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy. The initiative comprises a number of proposed measures intended to promote […]

EU Parliament backs calls to defend Euro TV from the US

The European Parliament has called for TV and film services to be left out of upcoming trade negotiations between the EU and the US, backing the stance adopted by Europe’s public broadcasters earlier this week. In a resolution adopted yesterday, the European Parliament said it was essential for the EU and its member states to […]