EU Ministers willing to change copyright levies

A new text would provide appropriate protection to creators

Michel Barnier, EU Commissioner for Internal Market, agreed yesterday (29 May) with European Competitiveness Ministers that Europe needs a reform on copyright levies, and both parties recognised that the current status “is not an option.”

Ministers, who were attending the Competitiveness Council, debated a report on copyright levies in Europe by former Commissioner Antonio Vitorino, who was asked to write it by Barnier.

The report highlights that a change on copyright legi...

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