In December 2015 the Commission outlined its vision of a modern EU copyright framework, the first step in delivering upon the commitments of the Digital Single Market strategy.
The proposal for a Regulation on cross-border portability is a cornerstone of this reform agenda.
The rapid take up of online content services and increasing use of portable devices, especially across borders, means that Europeans today expect to use online content services from wherever they are in the Union. This draft Regulation aims to remove those barriers that prevent users from accessing in another Member State the content that they paid for in the Member State in which they are habitually resident.
The draft regulation is expected to come into force in 2017, to correspond with the much-anticipated end of retail roaming charges. Once implemented, the regulation will apply retrospectively, meaning any contractual provisions that restrict cross-border portability will be invalid from that date onwards.
To further understand the nature of the proposed Regulation and its contribution to the Digital Single Market ambition, the EIF is bringing together a distinguished panel of experts to provide a comprehensive analysis.
They key questions that participants will grapple with include:
Sabine Verheyen, MEP and EIF Steering Committee Member
Agata Gerba, Team Leader – Legal Adviser, European Commission, DG CONNECT, Copyright
Prof. Dr. P. Bernt Hugenholtz, Professor of Copyright Law at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) of the University of Amsterdam
Anne-Carole Nourisson, Senior Advisor, Watchever
Malene Ehlers, COO and Attorney-at-law, Nordisk Film Production
Prof. Eugenio Prosperetti, Professor “Legal Aspects of Information Technology”, School of Law of Rome “LUISS Guido Carli” University
Agustin Reyna, Digital Team Leader, BEUC