In collaboration with Europeana Foundation, LIBER is preparing a response to the EC Green Paper on the online distribution of audiovisual works in the European Union: opportunities and challenges towards a digital single market.
The Green Paper looks at the ways in which the audiovisual sector is changing in response to technology developments and consumer expectations. It invites stakeholders to comment on the challenges and opportunities facing audiovisual media service providers, and in particular whether the regulatory and legal framework poses barriers to the cross border availability of online services in the EU. The Green Paper focuses in particular on the copyright licensing framework, and discusses a number of regulatory approaches to licensing. In addition, it looks at the remuneration of authors and performers for the online use of their works; and deals with certain special uses of audiovisual works.
LIBER libraries can find a draft response on http://libereurope.eu/openatrium/liber-members-private/node/460
Please send us your comments by 14 November 2011 at the latest.