IFRRO submission on EC Consultation on the EU Satellite and Cable Directive
On 24 August 2015, the European Commission launched a consultation to review the EU Directive on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and rights related to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission. The aim of the consultation, according to the Commission, was to “gather input for the evaluation process in order to assess the current rules” and to “seek views on a possible extension of the Directive in light of market and technological developments, with the objective of contributing to the Digital Single Market Strategy”.
IFRRO made a submission to the Consultation; in the submission, IFRRO acknowledges that the management of cable retransmission rights works well in general, and advises against extending the “country of origin” principle to the collective management of rights of authors and neighbouring rightholders.
See IFRRO submission.