Creative Industry and Digital Sharing
In September, the London School of Economics and Political Science Department of Media and Communications published a report on the impact of digital sharing on the incomes of the creative industry as part of the Media Policy Project.
Contrary to the claims of the industry that their incomes were in decline because the copyright infringements on the web are becoming more and more frequent, the authors of the study discovered that the incomes of publishers, game developers and the movie industry are increasing. What is more, copyright infringements even have a positive effect on the incomes of creators in certain cases.
The French government has a new plan for Europe that could help the EU compete with the US tech giants: the digital commons.
The International Association of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), PAC Centre for digital preservation, hosted at the National Library of Poland is holding a series of 10 webinars on basic understanding of digitisation projects.
Communia, a non-governmental organisation that advocates for policies that expand the public domain and increase access to and reuse of culture and knowledge, issued twenty new copyright policy recommendations for the next decade.
The DSM Directive entered into force in June 2019 and the deadline for implementation expired on 7 June 2021. On 23 June 2021, the Commission launched multiple infringement procedures and sent letters of formal notice to Slovenia and 22 other Member States that had failed to notify it of the full transposition of the Directive. Slovenia remains among the 14 Member States against which the Commission is continuing the infringement procedure. On 19 May 2022, the Commission sent reasoned opinions to Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, France, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland and Sweden.