EU Commission's draft for copyright reform contains little new elements

cep internal market expert Iris Hohmann: Proposed measures have been discussed many times before

According to a draft of the EU Commission’s upcoming Digital Single Market Strategy - leaked this week by Politico - a wide-scale review of copyright laws is in the works. In the draft, the Commission for example proposes measures aimed at allowing full portability of legally acquired content while staying in other EU member states. “The draft contains little new elements,” says cep internal market expert Iris Hohmann. “The proposed measures have been discussed many times before.” According to Politico, a deal with the EU Commission is being sought by the creative industries on geo-blocking. The industries would loosen geo-blocking, meaning they would allow more consumers in other countries to buy products or access apps and websites. In exchange, the Commission would more aggressively enforce copyright.