European Digital Single Market. Deal or Dilemma?
18:00 - 19:00
The Dylan (D2 Panel Room) | Keizersgracht 384, Amsterdam
According to the European Commission, barriers to the operation of the online market are limiting consumers ability to access goods and services, while businesses and governments are unable to fully realise the benefits of the digital technologies. The Commission has prioritised the completion of the digital single market fit, specifically, tearing down regulatory walls and greater consolidation in the operation of the 28 national markets. In September, the EU commission presented significant new proposals for the completion of internal digital market. One of the proposals was a new copyright directive, arguably the most significant piece of copyright law in over 15 years. These proposals contain provisions which would establish a new framework for online platforms. Platforms which provide tremendous opportunities for the creative sector to disseminate their works to new audiences, but, have equally attracted significant public criticism from right holders for the levels remuneration they provide creators. The European Commission will present the background and content of the plans, and representatives of the European digital technology industry and right holders will present their views and concerns.
Martin Bailey (European Commission, BE)
Head of Unit, Digital Single Market, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology
John Higgins (Digital Europe, US)
Director General of DIGITALEUROPE, the association for the digital technology industry in Europe
John Mottram (PRS for Music, GB)
Head of External Affairs at PRS for Music
Moderator: Robbert Baruch (Buma Stemra, NL)