Digital Single Market Strategy

11 December 2015

The European Commission announced further details of the implementation of the Digital Single Market Strategy. The announcement includes draft Regulations to enhance content portability within Europe by banning geo-blocking in certain circumstances. It also gives an indication of the potentially far-reaching copyright reforms due to be developed further in 2016. The EU Commission's Digital Single Market Strategy is a wide-ranging and ambitious proposal to reform the digital market place within the EU. The aim of the strategy is to create an online market across the EU where consumers and businesses can carry out online activities easily, irrespective of nationality or place of residence. The implementation of this strategy will impact upon a host of regulations and laws applying to online content and its users and providers. This article goes into the Commission's views regarding geo-blocking and its wider vision for copyright.

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